A pyramid poem is another one of those format poems that LOOKS simple, and it actually IS simple . . . if you follow the rules!! It’s one of those “parts of speech” poems; great for classroom teachers. It has some repetition in it, which is part of its charm. Here we go:
When all is said and done – if you center the words (which I realize you can’t do in the comment section of the blog or on FB – but when you save it for yourself, center the words so the poem is in the shape of a pyramid.
Here is the format ~ use ONE word for the part(s) of speech indicated on each line BUT THE CATCH IS ~ once you have selected a word for NOUN – it 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 a requirement, although some may occur), but using the same word for a particular part of speech IS a requirement:
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
And if you need a refresher course on “prepositional phrases” you can quickly review this web page: Prepositional Phrases
Here’s an example I found online at www.scholastic.com/ but no author credit was given:
Puffy clouds float
Puffy clouds float sleepily
Puffy clouds float sleepily across the horizon
Sweet children play
Sweet children play happily
Sweet children play happily at Grandma’s house
© 2015 Stephanie Abney
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