I love how enthusiastic people have been about poetry. I really love poetry, it’s one of my favourite types of reading and writing. There are so many styles to read and write and so many great opportunities to have fun with sounds, words and shapes.
Before we get too much farther into learning about poetry, I think it’s important that we learn about some of the language you will need to use when reading and writing poetry.
With a partner, I’d like you to find DEFINITIONS and EXAMPLES of each of these poetry words. You can use any app you like to collect and present what you find. This will be a great little resource for you to use for the next few weeks while we explore poetry. There are a lot of words on this list and we’ll probably have today and tomorrow to work on finding these words. We’ll see how we go. You may know the meanings of some of these words already!
Here are the words:
Similes, metaphors, rhyming, stanza, meter, couplet, syllables, rhyming patterns- an aabb pattern, an abab pattern, alliteration, onomatopoeia, repetition (letters and sounds), personification, hyperbole.
If you find a great poetry website, share it in the comments 🙂