It’s hard to believe the month of April is half over. It feels like we’ve only just begun. Hmmm, what poetry form should we use today? What to write about? Do you like to participate in Karaoke? If so, this might be a fun week to feature it in one of your poems because April 15-21 is “National Karaoke Week.”
We’ll save the ever famous Haiku for April 17th which is “International Haiku Poetry Day.” So, for today, let’s work on a “Pyramid Poem.”
This is quite simple, if you follow the rules ~ it’s one of those “parts of speech” poems, (great for classroom teachers and homeschoolers). It has some repetition in it, which is part of its charm. It’s a fun one where each line builds off of the previous line as certain words are intentionally carried over.
When all is said and done – if you center the words (which I realize you can’t do in the comment section here or on a FB post) – but when you save it for yourself or post it on your own blog, center the words so the poem is in the shape of a pyramid. It’s a rather unique poetry form that I have only used once before as part of this #30Poemsin30Days Challenge, 3 years ago. … so let’s begin:
Here is the format ~ one word for part of speech indicated on each line BUT THE CATCH IS ~ once you have selected a word for NOUN – that same needs to be used EVERY time a NOUN is called for in the poem, same for the adjective you choose and so forth. Syllable counts, word counts and rhyming are not specific or a requirement, although some may occur, BUT using the same word for a particular part of speech IS a requirement.
Here is the pattern:
Line 1: noun
Line 2: adjective noun
Line 3: adjective noun verb
Line 4: adjective noun verb adverb
Line 5: adjective noun verb adverb prepositional phrase
I found easy to follow example online at www.scholastic.com/ but no author credit was given (I took the picture - I LOVE clouds):
Puffy clouds float
Puffy clouds float sleepily
Puffy clouds float sleepily across the horizon
And here’s an example I wrote:
Sweet children play
Sweet children play happily
Sweet children play happily at Grandma’s house
© 2015 Stephanie Abney
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