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How to Write Poems
I stumbled upon across a great book in the library that is very helpful for young (and old) poets - How to Write Poems by Wes Magee. This book gives a brief introduction to different types of poems and then every double page explores specific technique that might be useful for poetry writing. For some reason, Smarty was especially interested in the page that explored metaphors and similes and was inspired to write her own metaphor poem about spring.
Using Metaphors to Write a Spring Poem
Each page of the book also contains "springboard" section with ideas for writing your own poems, Smarty penned this poem about spring, and then typed it up and decorated it:
Spring is buds,
Bursting open in the sun.
It is a story,
Which many people read for fun.
Spring is happiness,
Singing in a choir.
It is sunbeams,
Coming down from up higher.
Spring is the joy
Of children everywhere.
It is the time
You can roam without care.
Spring is a wonderful
Time of the year,
Give it a marvelous cheer!
1, 2, 3, Spring!
Are your kids interested in poetry?
More Poetry for Kids
From my blog:
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- Kids Write Poetry: Sensory Poems
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Free Poetry Unit Study
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- How To Write a Nature Poem like Roald Dahl from FrogMom
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- Fun Poetry Activities for Kids from iGameMom
- Poetry Books for Children from The Jenny Evolution
- Apps for Creating Poetry with Kids from Parenting Chaos
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