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Class Poetry Project

24/05/2018
Poetry is a form of imaginative writing. It allows people to express their thoughts and feelings about something in a creative way. Poetry can be structured or unstructured, long or short, funny or sad, rhyming or non-rhyming. It is up to the poet to decide!
 
4UW explored writing poetry and used poetic devices to create clever verses which were entered in to the ‘Write for Fun’ competition. 
 
These pieces were selected to be published in:
-          Rhythm (all poems that are not written in free verse have rhythm, or a beat. That beat is also called meter).
-          repetition (using a word or phrase several times).
-          alliteration (repeating a beginning sound).
-          onomatopoeia (words that imitate a sound).
-          Rhyme (is the repetition of similar sounds. Usually, the last word of a line will rhyme with the last word of another line. Although rhyme is a poetic device, not all poems have a rhyming pattern).
 
Some common examples of word play used in poetry include:
-          spoonerisms (switching sounds in a pair of words).
-          nonsense words (made-up words with no defined meaning).
-          neologisms (new words that did not previously exist).
-          puns (jokes which play on the meaning of a word).
 
Poems can be written about just about anything. That is the beauty of poetry!