I'm a Poet, Don'tcha Know It!
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What is Poetry?

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Jeffrey Taylor

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There are many different types of poetry. I have identified three types of poetry on this page. The web sites below will guide you in writing your own poetry.

Cinquain Poetry
    •Friendship Cinquain Activity
A cinquain is a simple five-line poem that follows a pattern. Students can interview a friend and use what they learn to write a cinquain about their friend.
    •Cinquain Poetry
A cinquain is a five line poem. triangles pointy edges revolving, rotating, angling Triangles are all different. 180 o, Line 1: one word (subject or noun).
    •CanTeach: English Language Arts: Poetry - How to Write a Cinquain
How to Write a Cinquain. Suggested Grades. 1+. Objective. At the most basic level a cinquin is a five line poem or stanza.
Free Verse Poetry
    •Create a Poem
Create your own free verse poem by simply filling in the blanks.
Funny Poetry
    •Giggle Poetry
Children's poetry by Meadowbrook Press. Lots of funny poems, poetry contests and more! Ideas for educators on teaching poetry in fun and interesting ways. ... Description: Includes funny poetry, contests, lessons, and poems about school.
    •How to Write Funny Poetry
How To Write Funny Poetry. ... I am writing "How To Write Funny Poetry" as a book, so please don't be confused by the references to pages and chapters.
    •Funny Poems and Children's Poetry
Read and listen to the funny poetry of Robert Pottle, then vote to keep your favorite funny poems posted. ... While you're here read the funny poetry. ... Description: Robert Pottle's original poems: text and audio; reader feedback poll.
Lesson 23. ... Limericks are meant to be funny. They often contain hyperbole, onomatopoeia, idioms, puns, and other figurative devices.
Haiku Poetry
    •Create your own Haiku poetry
Create your own pseudo-Haiku poetry.
    •Haiku Poetry
Did you know that Haiku poetry began in Japan? Haiku poems are usually about nature and do not have to rhyme. Grizzly Bear by Luis. The broad, flat, five toed.
    •The Academy of American Poets
The Academy of American Poets presents poems, biographies of poets, historical and thematic poetry exhibits, events calendars, discussion forums, contest
    •Yahoo! Directory Poets
This is a directory of poets.
    •Modern American Poets
MAPS is a comprehensive learning environment and scholarly forum for the study of modern American poetry.
Student Web Pages - "Free!"
    •Project Poster
After your students have created some wonderful poetry, help them share it with the rest of the world. Project Poster offers free web space for student work. Kids! Put a school project on the Web with Project Poster! Please ... you. Project Poster is for kids. Teacher work will be deleted.

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