Thursday, April 27, 2023

DAY 27 2023 ~ How to write a Grammar Poem for #NationalPoetryMonth and 30 poems in 30 days

The teacher in me LOVES poems that deal with grammar – this one is a very easy and fun poetry form. It is simple but precise as it reinforces different aspects of grammar.

I thought for today, I’d TRY to be brief! Cheers!!

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. Write 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        


Here are two EXAMPLES I wrote about 10 years ago:


Some of my “grammar poems”

Writer's block
Infuriating and debilitating
Slowing me down temporarily
Like grease clogging up a drain
If only I had a very large plunger!

                © 2014 Stephanie Abney


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

            © 2014 Stephanie Abney 



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