This term we have been learning about different styles of poetry and poetic devices. We have been focusing on:
Imagery Poems: We came up with some wonderful imagery poems for our Fruit of the Holy Spirit focus, ‘Love’ and created artworks to accompany them:
Simile Acrostics: We wrote an acrostic poem to match one of our passions, then we made each line a simile to describe it.
Alliteration Rhymes: We used our names as inspiration when writing funny alliteration poems. It was very tricky getting each stanza to rhyme!
Haikus: Did you know a haiku is a Japanese poem, usually based on nature? It is a three-lined poem with 5 syllables on the first line, 7 syllables on the second line and 5 syllables on the third. We created some fantastic ‘What Am I?’ haikus related to animals and wildlife.
Limericks: A Limerick is a poem that is 5 lines long. Lines 1, 2 & 5 have 7-10 syllables and rhyme with each other. Lines 3 & 4 have 5-7 syllables and rhyme with each other. These poems can be difficult to write but quite funny!
Concrete Poems: These are poems that takes the shape of the subject you are writing about. They are very descriptive and can include similes and metaphors.
Idioms: As part of our poetry unit, we have also looked at idioms. Idioms are words, phrases, or expressions that cannot be taken literally. In other words, when used in everyday language, they have a meaning other than the basic one you would find in the dictionary. Every language has its own idioms. Learning them makes understanding and using a language a lot easier and more fun!
In Art, we illustrated some idioms too. Take a look!