Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Write a List Poem


The Last Pages of My Notebook
Always Hold a List of Books to Read
by Amy LV

List Poems

Students - A poem can be structured as a list.  One thing after another,  poem lists name parts of the world in different ways.  Sometimes such lists rhyme, sometimes not.

Often in a list poem, you will notice that the ending makes a turn.  We call this "a list with a twist."  Which of the poems below end with a twist?

Think of something in your own life that is list-able.  Names of favorite pets?  Books you will never forget?  Best Halloween candies?  Try one of your lists out as a poem...

from February 2011


from September 2010


from July 2010


Here are a couple of more poems in the form of lists.

Leftovers
To Do List

I have mentioned Georgia Heard's FALLING DOWN THE PAGE: A BOOK OF LIST POEMS before, but because it is chock full of list poems, I mention it again.  If you are looking to add to your own pile of list poems, don't miss this book.



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 - Today - List Poems

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