POETRY WRITING HANDBOOK by Greta Barclay Lipson
Handbook for children.
Middle grade and Adult (Children and Teachers)
Definitions, explanations, examples, opportunities for experimentation
Many forms and poetic devices explained, explored, defined, illustrated
Chapter headings include: Acrostic Poetry, Alliteration, Alphabet Poetry, Catalog Poetry, Cento, Cinquain, Clerihew, Concrete Poetry, Couplet, Definition Poetry, Diamante, Haiku, Hexaduad, Hyperbole, Lai Verse, Limerick, Lune, Lyrics, Metaphor/Simile, Occasional Poetry, Onomatopoeia, Pantoum, Parody, Personification, Poetic Cryptograms, Quatrain, Round, Sestina, Skeltonic Verse, Sonnet, Tanka, Tongue Twister, Triolet, Triplet, Villanelle.
Last chapter is headed “More Activities” and includes poetic experimentation suggestions for teacher and students including: planning a poetry reading, memorizing classic poems, marching/dancing to poetic rhythms, listing figures of speech used by sports writers, cutting out advertisements with creative product praise words, writing a chain poem (a few lines per person then pass it on…), visit a graveyard and copy down short epitaphs, cut up lines from a handful of different poems/mix/rearrange in a new hybrid way, list metaphors and expand on them, research the current poet laureate