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    Default #3's on the way, poetry project

    Well, Morgan finally told her family about the new baby coming. I wish we'd been there when Jonathan told Nana and Nandy (his great grand parents) that Esther was going to be a big sister. I can just imagine the looks on their faces.

    Jim and Morgan are busy getting the name list back together. The girls name pretty much stayed the same as what I had on the previous list- Sarah Elizabeth. However, the boys names- wow! that one is really in flux. So far the middle name is picked, they're looking for a good first name for Ezekiel they're planning on calling him Zeke.

    My dilemma now is something I've done for Jonathan and Esther. I wrote them each a poetry book using the letters of their names for the poetry form and a sea animal. It was a work of love, and I enjoyed the research and finding all of the 'stuff' I needed. Like I told Jim today... really, another "Z" I've only found one form of poetry that starts with a Z, and I'm not sure I'm smart enough to pull that one off! Much less is there an ocean animal with a picture that starts with a Z...

    Thank goodness I have until April to get it all worked out. By then, Jonathan and Esther's books will be sent to be printed.
    Katrina


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    Default Re: #3's on the way, poetry project

    Do an "acrostic poem"
    They are fun and easy to do.
    You can use his full name or nickname, and if needed to be longer use his last name too!

    Yes, there are Z sea animals
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    Zebra Sharks

    There are also Zebra mussels, but they are a nuisance !!!!
    Last edited by bhaggerty; August 3rd, 2015 at 09:13 AM.
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    Here's the content list for Esther's poetry book. She has some forms that I'd never tried before.

    Esther Lynn Hough’s Poetry Book

    Essence
    The Essence, created by Emily Romano is a short, structured form of two-lines,
    six syllables each with an end rhyme and internal rhyme. Elephant Seal

    Eight-ette
    The eight-ette has eight lines. The syllable count increases one syllable each line: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 It does have a rhyme scheme of a-b-a-b-c-d-c-d. A possible variation of the rhyme scheme is a-a-b-b-c-c-d-d. Elephant Seal

    Septolet
    The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture. Sailfish

    Teacup Dictionary
    In a teacup dictionary poem the dictionary word is the title. Each following line must define the word, but drops one syllable per line, starting with the first line descending until there is a one syllable word that defines the dictionary word. The final line must have the same number of syllables as the dictionary word and makes an observation about the dictionary word or the preceding lines. The poem is usually centered on the page. The teacup dictionary poem was created by Rose Jones in 2009. Diminishing Tide

    Haiku
    The Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry, usually about nature. It contains three lines, with the syllable structure of 5, 7, 5 Horseshoe Crabs

    Etheree
    The Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Reversed Etheree: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Double Etheree: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 9, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Triple Etheree, Quadruple Etheree, and so on! Emperor Shrimp

    Run-on Fibs
    Fib stanzas are based upon the Fibonacci sequence. 1+1=2. 1+2 = 3. 2+3=5. 3+5=8. The stanzas follow this syllable structure 1-1-2-3-5-8. Fib stanzas can be centered or left justified. Right Whales

    Limerick
    A Limerick is a rhymed humorous or nonsense poem of five lines which originated in Limerick, Ireland. The Limerick has a set rhyme scheme of : a-a-b-b-a with a syllable structure of: 9-9-6-6-9.
    The rhythm of the poem should go as follows:
    Lines 1, 2, 5: weak, weak, STRONG, weak, weak, STRONG, weak, weak, STRONG, weak, weak
    Lines 3, 4: weak, weak, STRONG, weak, weak, STRONG, weak, weak. Myrtle the Turtle

    Ya-Du
    The Ya-Du is another Burmese form, a kind of overgrown Than-Bauk with aspirations to haiku-ishness. Each stanza - there should not be more than three of them - has 5 lines, of which the first four have 4 syllables each, and the last can have 5, 7, 9 or 11. The last two lines rhyme in the conventional way. There is climbing rhyme in syllables 4, 3 and 2 of both the first 3 lines and the last 3 lines e.g. in the first stanza here, days/amazing/laze and about/without/devout. And, as with a haiku, there should be references to the seasons. Yellow Racing Stripes

    Naga-Uta
    The Naga- Uta alternates lines of 5 and 7syllables. Can rhyme or not. Narwhal

    Nonet
    The nonet has nine lines. Can be unrhymed or rhymed. Flush left or centered.
    Unrhymed Version: Syllable Count: 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Rhymed Version: 9a-8a-7b-6b-5c-4c-3d-2d-1d Golden Mean



    Harrisham-
    The harrisham has six lines with a rhyme scheme of a, b, a, b, a, b. The last letter of the first word in a line is the first letter of the first word in the following line. Red Lionfish

    Oddquain Butterflies
    The Oddquain Butterflies are usually unrhymed, with one or more stanzas. Each stanza’s syllable structure is 1,3,5,7,1,7,5,3,1. The poem should be centered. Garden Eels

    Utendi-
    The Utendi is a narrative poem written in any number of quatrains. Each line has eight syllables. It is rhymed – aaab cccb dddb eeeb…. Make a Difference

    Grammar Poem
    The Grammar poem uses a transitional word, subject, and verb for the first four lines of a stanza ending with a comma. The fifth line in the stanza is a complete sentence bringing the thoughts of the first four lines together. Rhyme or meter is not required. Parrot Fish

    Hexadaud
    A Hexadaud consists of 12 lines. The syllable count is 2,2,6,6,8,8,4,4,6,6,4,4 with a rhyme scheme of aa, bb, cc, dd, ee, ff. Giant Puffer Fish
    Katrina


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    Default Re: #3's on the way, poetry project

    Oh, misunderstood!
    I am unaware of any poetry types that start with Z, but there a figure of speech/poetry term that starts with Z. You could possibly use that?

    Zuegma

    A poetry term/figure of speech in which a verb or adjective is applied to two different nouns, but where one of the applications of the nouns is inappropriate.
    Ex. Weeping eyes and hearts
    Racing cars and minds
    Swimming fish/sharks and thoughts. (Heehee-goes with the sea animals)

    Hearts do not really weep, minds do not really race, thoughts do not really swim...
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    Default Re: #3's on the way, poetry project

    Quote Originally Posted by KPH View Post
    Well, Morgan finally told her family about the new baby coming. I wish we'd been there when Jonathan told Nana and Nandy (his great grand parents) that Esther was going to be a big sister. I can just imagine the looks on their faces.

    Jim and Morgan are busy getting the name list back together. The girls name pretty much stayed the same as what I had on the previous list- Sarah Elizabeth. However, the boys names- wow! that one is really in flux. So far the middle name is picked, they're looking for a good first name for Ezekiel they're planning on calling him Zeke.

    My dilemma now is something I've done for Jonathan and Esther. I wrote them each a poetry book using the letters of their names for the poetry form and a sea animal. It was a work of love, and I enjoyed the research and finding all of the 'stuff' I needed. Like I told Jim today... really, another "Z" I've only found one form of poetry that starts with a Z, and I'm not sure I'm smart enough to pull that one off! Much less is there an ocean animal with a picture that starts with a Z...

    Thank goodness I have until April to get it all worked out. By then, Jonathan and Esther's books will be sent to be printed.


    What type of poetry have you found that starts with z??
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    Default Re: #3's on the way, poetry project

    I found a few things last night.

    Invented Verse Forms - Invented Forms - Poetry Magnum Opus

    I'll be scouring Shadow Poetry, Poet's Garrett and some other sights (once again). I guess I need to find out if they're still going with the 'beachy' nursery for # 3.
    Katrina


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