Tuesday, 19 March 2013

This Week's Work on Writing - Poetry

For the last few weeks, we've been studying poetry in class. So it's about time we had a go at writing poetry. Your poetry needs to use at least two language features in it. If you are stuck on what to write, try and think of time when you felt really happy, angry or excited and develop those feelings into a poem.

Rhyme - words that have the same sounds at the end e.g .
I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them Sam I am.

Not all poetry needs to rhyme though.

Alliteration -a group words that have the same letters or sounds at the start. e.g Work on Writing

Hyperbole - an exaggeration so dramatic nobody could believe e.g I'm as hungry as a horse.

Simile - this is where you compare something to something else. Similes work best when you are describing something. Instead of saying 'I walked slowly to school' you could say my journey to school was slower than a turtle. You need to use words like than, as, like etc. to make a comparison.

Metaphor - suggesting something is something else. e.g you're a dictionary (a good speller) or 'all the worlds a stage.'

Onomatopoeia - words that describe or sound like a real sound. e.g buzz, thunk, bounce and my personal  favourite, squelch.

Personification - when you give human qualities to something isn't human. e.g the years ran by in a blur, the engines roared.

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