Brevette Poem ~ This LOOKS simple – THREE WORDS? Yeah, but it can be tricky ~ No titles needed (although it is okay to use a title) ~ just three words and three lines
A POEM WITH ONLY THREE WORDS? Yikes!!
are a FEW particulars to this poetry form created by Emily Romano. Here’s a little grammar for you – this poem consists
of TWO NOUNS and ONE VERB . . . and the first noun needs to be a SUBJECT, while
the second noun needs to be an OBJECT:
LINE 1: a subject (noun)
LINE 2: a verb (the verb has a
space between each letter: v e r b)
LINE 3: an object (noun)
They need to
STAY in that exact order and yes, there is ONE MORE THING!! In order for the
verb (and ONLY the verb) to stand out, it is spaced out, letter
Titles are optional, otherwise, there is NO punctuation,
and all words are lower case ~ the trickiest part of this poetry form is the
formatting – Word will try to change the first letter of each line into a
capital letter – change it back to lowercase – if there is an “i” in your verb
[line 2], Word also freaks out because of the space between each letter and so
it wants to capitalize the letter “i” ~ CHANGE it back to lowercase.
THREE WORDS – don’t be adding
“helping verbs” or “articles” – that’s cheating. Coming up with a
subject and an object for the nouns is surprisingly difficult. Seriously, this
is trickier than it seems, but SO MUCH FUN!! And it’s easy to get carried away,
as evidenced by the numerous examples.
(These examples are from previous
years by poets who are all still participating this year. Permission was
granted to use them in my how-to book ~ STILL COMING … eventually, so I’m
assuming they are good with me sharing them here as well).
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