Alphabet Poetry (Invented by poet Paul West)
26 words (one for each letter of the alphabet in consecutive order)
Can cover a wide range of topics – i.e. Geography, sports, food, animals, etc…
For letters Q, X and Z, words that carry the sound of the letter may be used.
Variety of forms:
- Select a single letter and write about its appearance, images and ideas that occur when thinking about that letter
- Use letters Z-A or A-Z as first letters of the 26 words in the poem
- Every word in a line begins with the same letter (which causes alliteration!)
A TO OH NO
A TO OH NO (pirate alphabet poem) A is for Auntie always singing, B is Brrrr for Minnesota winter, C is Cold, again that Minnesota thing. D is Driving as in Morgan is driving me crazy, E is Everyone who ever thought I was a no one, F is Forget them and Focus on the new me. G is Good Golly – H is for how Huge this ship is, I is for Impressive too. J is for Just as we’d expected, K is for Kite cars, L is...
FIGHTING WORDS – A PRIMER
FIGHTING WORDS – A PRIMER (pirate alphabet poem) Although he knows But little of our woes, Calling names – Dunking drumming draggert – Ends in bloody...