Thursday, April 28, 2011

Play with Words! Words with Play!

Word Juggler
by Amy LV

Word Play Poems

Students - one thing that poets do is play with words.  There are many ways to play with words.  One way is to juggle a prefix or a suffix around as I have done in "Voracious."  You can see that I made up a whole bunch of words, all with "v-o-r-e" at the end.  Fifth grade poet Tara does this in her poem "Wonderholic" as well.  (Scroll down to read the poem on pink paper.)

 from November 2010

In "Greatings," you will notice that the word play revolves around homophones, including lion/lyin, prey/pray, and meat/meet as well as greetings/greatings (invented).

from November 2010

Here are two more poems with lots of word play.  "Glitter" plays with sounds, and "Econd-say Anguage-lay"  plays with another language!

For the next two days, I will continue to pull together poems from MyPoWriYe (My Poem Writing Year) 2010-2011.  Then, in May, The Poem Farm will take a brief break as it finds its new direction.  Please feel free to share ideas for this new direction!

This Month's Poetry Revisits and Lessons So Far

April 1 -   Poems about Poems
April 2 -   Imagery
April 6 -   Free Verse
April 9 -   Poems about Science
April 10 - Rhyming Couplets  
April 11 -  Riddle Poems 
April 12 -  List Poems 
April 13 -  Poems for Occasions
April 14 -  Concrete Poems
April 15 -  Poems about Food
April 16 -  Quatrains
April 18 -  Alliteration
April 19 -  Poems about Sports
April 21 -  Family Story Poems 
April 22 -  Poems about Nature
April 23 -  Repetition
April 25 -  Concerns Poems
April 26 -  Mask Poems
April 27 -  How-To Poems
April 28 -  Today - Word Play Poems

Tomorrow is Poetry Friday!  The last Poetry Friday of National Poetry Month.  Be there or be square!

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