[Surfnetkids: 11 Apr 2007] Types of Poetry

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1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: AGLOCO’s Story is Simple
3. Weekly Topic: Types of Poetry
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
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#1. April 11, 2007

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#3. Types of Poetry

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/types_of_poetry.htm

Types of Poetry Printable (** for premium members only)
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Poetic form refers to rules followed by different types of poems. The rules may describe the rhythm of the poem, the length of a poem, its rhyming scheme, the use of alliteration, or the poem’s shape on a page. Don’t know your cento from your cinquain? The following sites explain all.

Infoplease.com: Glossary of Poetry Terms
http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0903237.html
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From “accent” to “verse,” Infoplease defines nearly a hundred poetry terms and forms. If you visit in April, you’ll find a link in the left-hand column to National Poetry Month. There you’ll find an eclectic assortment of poetry features, included Notable Poets, Quizzes, Poetry Collections organized by poet, and lists of Poetry Awards and Poet Laureates. Don’t miss the Meter, Rhyme Scheme and Forms of Poetry Quiz.

Kathi Mitchell: Types of Poems for Kids
http://www.kathimitchell.com/poemtypes.html
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Kathi Mitchell, a language arts teacher from New Hampshire, shares a list of nineteen poetic forms for elementary students. Each form includes a fun sample, and many also include links to more examples. In addition to the usual forms, such as limericks and haiku, Mitchell describes Monster Poems (“Describe an imaginary monster. Try to have a theme …”) and Third Eye Poems (“The Third Eye poem tells about things that might go unnoticed and are improbable or impossible to see with regular eyesight. The Third Eye knows what is really happening.”)

Ms. Rogers: 30 Days of Poetry
http://www.msrogers.com/English2/poetry/30_days_of_poetry.htm
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“You can write poetry!” exclaims Marsha Rogers, and her thirty daily lessons (with titles such as “Month Metaphor” and “Diamonte”) will show you how. Each lesson explains the format to follow and includes several sample poems written by high-school students. She suggests that students write a few poems for each lesson. “This gives you an opportunity to use the form and, most often, create an even better poem in doing so.”

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#5. Note from a Reader

Thank you Barbara –
I will be forwarding this on to my teachers as well.
Thanks for all you do,
Bobbi Lansing
Curriculum Resource Teacher
Apopka, FL

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#6. Related Games

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Virtual Poetry
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The Poem Machine
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