Wednesday, April 3, 2019

DAY 3 ~ Grammar Poem for "30 Poems in 30 Days" #NationalPoetryMonth

Many poetry forms have more than one way to write them. You can find a number of poems that are considered a “grammar poem” and yet they will have different instructions. As a former teacher, I LOVE poetry that emphasizes parts of speech and/or grammar rules so you’ll have to forgive me if we visit this type of poem more than once. But for the purpose of exploring a new poetry form each day, every time I choose a poem that incorporates grammar, it will have a different set-up from any previous “grammar poems.”

So, for today’s “grammar poem” we will use the following simple instructions:

This grammar poetry form is five lines long. The specifics are as follows:

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. Use 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 a link about adverbs if you are unsure. Some may surprise you: ADVERBS

For today’s example, I reworked an older poem because I noticed I had not even followed my own instructions with exactness. So, this updated version works better. Cheers!!


Entertaining and curious
Lying on my keyboard lazily
Like the Queen of Sheba
If only she would nap someplace else

                     © 2019 Stephanie Abney

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Photo credits: Carole Thayne Warburton, used with permission

1 comment:

Heidi L. Murphy said...

Here's mine: