Wednesday, April 20, 2016

DAY 20 ~ 2016 "Grammar Poem" for "30 Poems in 30 Days" #NationalPoetryMonth


This is a very easy and fun poetry form. It is simple but precise as it reinforces different aspects of grammar. This grammar poetry form is five lines long. The specifics are as follows:

Directions:
Line 1. Write a noun for the subject (THIS serves as your TITLE as well)
Line 2. Write two adjectives joined by and to describe this noun
Line 3. Write a verb and an adverb to describe this noun in action
Line 4. Start it with like or as followed by a comparison
Line 5. Start it with if only followed by a wish

Remember: Most adverbs tell you how, where, or when something is done and MANY (but certainly not all) adverbs end in “ly.” [quickly, carefully, early, happily, etc.] In other words, they describe the manner, place, or time of an action. In fact, here’s link about adverbs if you are unsure. Some may surprise you: ADVERBS
 

EXAMPLES:

Some of my “grammar poems”
Writer's block
Infuriating and debilitating
Slowing me down temporarily
Like grease clogging up a drain
If only I had a very large plunger!
                © 2014 Stephanie Abney



 
My kitty
Entertaining and curious
Laying on my keyboard lazily
Like the Queen of Sheba
If only she would nap someplace else
            © 2014 Stephanie Abney
 



My Savior, Jesus Christ 
Flawless and loving
Atoning selflessly
Like the perfect son of God
If only I can be found worthy

            © 2011 Stephanie Abney




OH!! And here's a little heads up!! TOMORROW, April 21, 2016 is "Poem in Your Pocket Day" ~ So be thinking of a favorite poem that you would like to “carry in your pocket” and perhaps copy it down or print it off and CARRY it in YOUR POCKET on Thursday, April 21, 2016 and find ways to SHARE it WITH OTHERS!! Read it to them, make extra copies and pass them out and perhaps the easiest way is to share it via social media with the following hash-tag: #pocketpoem ~ and if you have been participating this month: maybe consider making one of YOUR poems the one that you carry around in your pocket – MORE TOMORROW – I just wanted you to be aware so you could be thinking of the poem you want to use for this special day. Cheers!! ** this cute "poem pocket" is from a teacher's blog - you may enjoy what she shares there: The ELA Buffett


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And if you choose to post your poems on your own blog – that’s awesome. But please don’t just copy and paste my daily instructions, but rather post your poem and LINK BACK TO THIS BLOG POST for others to read the instructions. Thanks for respecting my work.

3 comments:

Vicki said...

Day 20-Grammer Poem

Dogs
Going in and going out
Driving us crazy
Treating us like doormen
I wish we had a revolving door

Heidi Murphy said...

Here's the link to my poem:
http://murph4slaw.blogspot.com/2016/04/happiness-grammar-poem.html
I'd put it on here except that I chose the exact right pictures to go with it...:o)
And I agree with the dog/doorman bit, Vicki.

GlassesShop said...

like your grammar poems