Sunday, 12 April 2009

Let's Write a Poem!

On April 23 we celebrate Book Day and Copy Right Day. We'll learn about this day soon, but for the moment, we can start planning what we can do to contribute to such an important date.

Have you ever thought of writing a poem in English? Well, it's time for you to try! Don't panic! It's not difficult at all!

There are six types of poems quite easy for beginners: Bio Poems, 5W Poems, I Am Poems, Name Poems, Cinquain Poems and Diamond Poems. If you click here you will have access to a website with clear instructions for each one.

On the other hand, limericks are somewhat more complex. A limerick is a nonsense stanza, so the wildest it is, the better. It is supposed to end with an unexpected idea, and it should flow easily when read aloud. The last word of lines one, two and five must rhyme with each other, and so must the last words of lines three and four. The pattern is a-a-b-b-a. I will give you a photocopy with examples and explanations but here you can have some information and read some examples.

Of course, for limericks you should make a list of words that rhyme. Here is an interesting online dictionary that will help you alot.

Choose your favourite poem and go ahead. I'm sure you'll write really good poems!

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