doing great!! Today we will do a favorite of mine – simple, direct, and very
The 5 W's Poem
This is an obvious poem. It can be sweet, silly,
romantic, or serious, etc., depending on how you respond on each line. Since
you are basically just answering questions, it’s a very simple poem to start
This poem answers the 5 W’s: Who, What,
Where, When & Why.
The only question of this nature that it does not
address is “How.”
These poems have no need to rhyme, nor are the
lines any particular length, meter, or subject. So, it’s a pretty simple poetry
form to follow:
Line 1: Who
(or what) is the poem about?
Line 2: What
action is happening? Line 3: Where
does the action take place? Line 4: When
does the action take place?
Line 5: Why
does this action happen?
is no need for a title to this poem because the first line tells what it is
about and serves as the title as well as part of the poem:
At home, at school, at church,
when he doesn't understand.
Because that's what people do who want to change the world.
© 2016 Stacy Johnson
Tumble through the living room
Every day after school
Because they feel safe and loved
© 2017 Kaci Carlson
Our loving Heavenly Father
Prepared a plan of Happiness,
In the heavens,
Before the world was,
So we could return and live with Him.
2014 Stephanie Abney
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