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Poetry Templates

Poem in Your Pocket Day is a day in April set aside for promoting poetry to the world through carrying a poem with you as you go through your day. Here you will find Templates to get you started you write your own unique poem.

Poetry Printables For Poem In Your Pocket Day

Print a Template and write a poem

To help you celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day we've created these printable poem templates to help you write a poem. Once you've written your poem don't forget to share it friends and family.
  1. Bio Poem Printable A bio poem is great for sharing information about yourself
  2. Animal Description Poem Endangered Animal Studying animals or find them fascinating? This one is for you. Pick you favorite animal or one that is being studied to write a poem that includes characteristics about that particular animal. This poem is also great for practice writing clear descriptions.
  3. Cinquain: Parts of Speech Syllable Count Word Count A cinquain is a 5 line poem that follows a specific format. There are various types of cinquains. Some are created with a number of words or syllables in mind. Another form is created using various parts of speech.
  4. Personification Poem Personification is when you give human attributes to objects that are not human or not alive. Try writing your own personification poem by thinking of a season and describing it as though it's a person by using characteristics of the season to describe what it would wear, smell like, and spend time doing.

    More on Personification

  5. Sonnets: English Shakespearean Italian Petrarchan Spenserian A sonnet is a poem that has 14 lines and follows a specific rhyme scheme. It comes from the Italian word that means “little song.” There are various types of sonnets, and each one is formatted a little differently, following various rhyme schemes. They are named after the poets who made them famous. These forms have been around since the sixteenth century.

    Sonnet Examples

  6. Poem About Seasons On each line, write one aspect that makes that stanza’s season unique. Examples: Frosty mornings (winter) Birds sweetly singing (spring) Splashing in the pool (summer) Coating apples in sweet candy (autumn)
  7. Haiku A haiku is a 3 line poem that consists of 17 syllables. Line 1: 5 syllables Line 2: 7 syllables Line 3: 5 syllables

    Haiku Examples

  8. Haiku Year To create your own "A Haiku Year", think of a way to describe each of the twelve months. For each month you will write a Haiku. Use these questions to help generate ideas: What important moment is celebrated each month? What is the season of that month? How would you describe nature each month?
  9. Emotion Poem with 5 Senses Writing with emotion is all about getting your reader to feel what you are feeling, whether it's excitement, despair, anticipation, joy, anger, etc. It could be the best feeling in the world. It could also be the worst.

    How To Write Poetry With Emotion

  10. ABC Poem or 2 page ABC poem In an ABC poem (also called an Alphabet poem), each line of the poem begins with a letter in the alphabet, starting with A and moving in order through Z.

    ABC Poem Examples

  11. Poetry Forms: Limerick Pantoum Tanka Diamante
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