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Definition: Concrete poems combine words and shapes to create powerful auditory and visual images. This image should add life and interest to the idea the poem is about. Some concrete poems are shapes filled with words; others outline a shape or imitate a movement.
- Choose a topic about something that interests you. It should be visible, like a place or thing.
- Jot down words or phrases that come to mind when you think of the topic.
- Outline the shape with words or fill the shape with words to create the object.
Definition: Pyramid poems are written about a person, place or thing that takes the shape of a pyramid.
- The first line of the poem is a noun.
- The second line of the poem should be two adjectives describing the person, place or thing.
- The third line of the poem contains three action verbs.
- The fourth line of the poem should contain two short statements or statement/question combination.
Five senses poetry
Use the five senses to describe an emotion.
- Choose an emotion.
- Describe the emotion by using the following guidelines. a. Line one—sight (color) b. Line two—sound c. Line three—Taste d. Line four—smell e. Line five—touch (It feels like…)
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This exercise has 3 different ways to create poetry: concrete, pyramid, and 5-senses.