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What is Poetry?
A form of writing that expresses an idea or feeling
Written in verse or lines
There is often a rhythm or rhyme in the combination of words
Poems often use imagery to help the reader feel or see
There are many different types of poetry with specific formats like Haiku, Diamante, Acrostic, etc.
Anyone can write a poem!
Novels in verse
Novels in verse tell a story through the format of poetry.
Becoming Muhammad Ali by
Call Number: FIC PAT
Brown Girl Dreaming by
Call Number: FIC WOO
The Crossover by
Call Number: FIC ALE
Inside Out and Back Again by
Call Number: FIC LAI
The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by
Call Number: FIC SHO
Lifeboat 12 by
Call Number: FIC HOO
Love That Dog by
Call Number: FIC CRE
Macy Mcmillan and the Rainbow Goddess by
Call Number: FIC GRE
The Red Pencil by
Call Number: FIC PIN
Poetry Books in our Library
call number for poetry in the library is 811. Here's a few favorites:
Online Rhyming Dictionary
Try Magnetic Poetry
Click on the picture to make a copy of the Magnetic Poetry Jamboard.
1 minute video directions
Poem in Your Pocket Day is April 29, 2022
Click on this template to make a poem in your pocket slide.
Poets.org: Print one of these poems and illustrate it. Put it in your pocket or give it to someone on April 29, 2022.
Fun with Shel Silverstein
Poetry Writing with Kwame Alexander