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Poetry

DIAMANTE POEMS

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.

ACROSTIC POEMS

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

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.

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!

CONCRETE POETRY

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.

RHYME BRAIN

Type in any word and the program will generate lists of words that rhyme with yours.