Poetry Writing Worksheets:
The "I Am" - Mad Libs that are done in a poem style setting. I always love these.
Acrostic Form - Choose a topic for a poem. The topic should be specific, and at least seven letters long. Although I have seen as little as five letters work, but a great deal of thought has to be done by students.
Pyramid Sormat - A pyramid poem follows a very specific format, and makes the shape of a pyramid on the page.
Write In Sensory Tone - Finish the poem by filling in the blanks with words phrases. Try to use phrases for lines 2 through 5.
Writing a Color - Brainstorm. Write down everything you can think of your color has to do with each of the senses listed.
Part 2 of It - Write your color on every line in the left-hand column. Complete the poem by filling in the blanks. Use your notes all the time.
The Autobiographical Poem - Put some thought into you and pay attention to the parts of speech that are indicated throughout the entire worksheet.
Free Verse - It is an example of free verse, the only kind of poem that has no rules at all. It does not have rhyme or regular meter. Free verse typically relies on imagery, alliteration, etc. to convey meaning.
The "I Used To" - Explore your past with us. Maybe you have learned and moved away from bad habits.
Couplets - A couplet is two lines of poetry that are about the same length, and the last word of each line rhymes. Poems can be made up of multiple couplets.
Write a Shape - A shape poem (also called concrete) is a poem in which the shape of the words on the page create the shape of the thing that the work is about.
On Your Own -
Now you try to write a shape poem. Draw the shape of your subject in the space at the bottom of the
page. Brainstorm what you would like to say about your subject.
Tanka is a form of poetry that is almost 1200 years old. It is like haiku in that
there is a strict format for how many syllables can be on each line.
But Tanka poems are characterized by metaphorical language like simile,
metaphor and personification.
Writing Limericks -
A limerick is a poem that is five-lines long. It also has a specific rhyme
and meter. The rhyme scheme is AABBA, and the first, second and
fifth lines have three feet each with the following stressed (S) and
unstressed (U) syllables: USUUSUUS.
The Cinquain -
A cinquain is a poem that is five lines long, and has the
following syllable pattern: 2, 4, 6, 8, 2.
You Decide - Decide on the technique you would like to use and then get to work on writing.