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Please help with ideas for a  250 word poem about the cell cycle.   Thanks.

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kittywoodward | eNoter

Posted January 9, 2013 at 12:44 AM via web

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Please help with ideas for a  250 word poem about the cell cycle.

 

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 9, 2013 at 1:48 AM (Answer #1)

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First, I would break the cell cycle into its main parts and dedicate a stanza, or a group of lines, to each step of the process.  Since the cell cycle has four distinct phases, you could write three to four lines about each of the four phases: G1, synthesis, G2 (interphase), and mitosis. 

You could also consider giving the poem a simple rhyme scheme to make it sound more like a poem.  For example, if you had three lines for each one of the stanzas about the phases, you could make the first and third line of each stanza rhyme. 

For example:

In mitosis, the cell divide,

A check point, metaphase,

Then they split, it's been one wild ride!

Kristen Lentz

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