So, what is a diamante poem?
A diamante – pronounced dee-uh-MAHN-tay – is an unrhymed seven-line poem. The beginning and ending lines are the shortest, while the lines in the middle are longer, giving diamante poems a diamond shape. “Diamante” is the Italian word for Continue reading
Your task is to create a poetry booklet. On each page, it should have the following:
- Title Page
- Table of Contents
- Free Verse – about a hobby
- Rhyme Scheme – AABB – about food
- Rhyme Scheme – ABAB – about a mood (happy, sad, angry, etc)
- Couplet with at least one alliteration
- Couplet with at least one simile
- Any rhyme scheme with repetition
- Quatrain with at least 2 stanzas
- Two Cinquains
|Word Choice (Vocabulary)
||Limited vocabulary that does not communicate strongly or capture the reader’s interest.
||Words are clear but does not capture the reader’s interest.
||Some creative and unique words that create imagery and mood in the poem are used.
||Creative and unique words that create imagery and mood in the poem
||Line breaks are not properly used or not used at all.
||Basic understanding of where to place line breaks.
||The placement of lines and white space seems somewhat accurate and natural
||The placement of lines and space is accurate (according to poem rules)
|Grammar & spelling
||More than 6 grammar and spelling mistakes
||4-6 grammar and spelling mistakes
||2-3 grammar and spelling mistakes
||There are no grammar and spelling mistakes
||Little or no creativity
||Artwork present but lack neatness, creativity, and detail
||Artwork present, colorful and detailed
||Artwork and presentation of poems is neat, colorful, attractive and detailed
||Ideas were unorganized and poems did not make any sense
||Poems had some structure but needs more organization and more originality
||Poems were organized and structured
||Central ideas flowed, content was original and poems were well organized
Today we practiced writing cinquain poems.
Here are some samples:
For today’s homework, we have to write a quatrain.
What’s are quatrain poems?
Quatrain poems are special poems with four lines that rhyme. Each four lines are called stanzas.
Here is a quatrain poem with an ABAB scheme. The first and third line rhyme and the Continue reading
Today, we practiced writing a couplet. The task for homework is to create a couplet with 3 stanzas and atleast 1 simile and 1 alliteration.
A couplet is a pair of lines that rhyme. So, with a minimum of 3 stanzas, the poem should Continue reading