by Helen McCarthy
There are many different kinds of poetry which are fun and tap into your creativity. Here are two examples.
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CONCRETE (SHAPE) POEM
A concrete poem describes an object and is written in the shape of that object.
a huge rock
shooting up lava into
the air! Everyone runs for
cover. Lots of thick, black smoke
pours out of the top, giving you a warning
before the explosions, Nothing can stand in its
way. Sometimes they don’t blow up for hundreds of years
This type of poetry combines both written and artistic skills.
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To continue the theme of creating poetry from objects, there is also the Kennings poem which uses two words in each line to describe someone or object. It consists of several stanzas.
The 1918 Ford Ride