A diamante poem is a poem in the shape of a diamond. It does not have to rhyme but each line uses specific types of words like adjectives and -ing words. It can be about one topic or two opposite topics.
Use this tool to help you build an Acrostic Poem. All lines of the poem should relate to or describe the topic word.
Shel Silverstein’s outside-the-box style of poetry has delighted students for years. Now, his website extends that wacky literacy to another medium and level. You may be tempted at most sites to skip the intro. Don’t skip Shel’s. Familiar entities walk across your screen welcoming you.
This is a great idea to get that writers block out of the way. Instead of starting with a blank page, poet Austin Kleon grabs the New York Times and a permanent marker and eliminates the words he doesn’t need.
IS IT A LIMERICK?
Learn what a limerick is, play the game, write your own, or learn about it's history.
POETRY IDEA ENGINE
Get your poetry juices flowing with the Poetry Idea Engine. Created with GoCyberCamp, this activity will allow you to write haikus, free verse, limericks, and more!
You can choose a shape or draw your own and then choose words to fill it. Click the question marks on each screen for help if you get stuck.
INSTANT POETRY FORMS
Choose your poetry form from the list of links on the left. Then just add words to make the poem your own.
Type in any word and the program will generate lists of words that rhyme with yours.