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Rotten Poetry Cookbook

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S: The Rotten Poetry Cookbook by N. Barker

BC: I hope your poems are horribly delicious ... Thanks for using the Rotten Poetry Cookbook. See you soon. Ms.Barker

FC: How to Write Rotten Poetry Without Really Trying ... The Rotten Poetry CookBook

1: This completely contempt- ible cookbook will help you write perfectly rotten poetry ... one poem at a time. To ensure your poem is as putrid as possible follow the recipe to the letter. Happy cooking. Ms.Barker

2: DIAMANTE A diamante is a poem that makes the shape of a diamond. The poem can be used in two ways, either comparing and contrasting two different subjects, or naming synonyms and antonyms for another subject. Eg. | Bike Shiny, quiet, Pedaling, spinning, weaving Whizzing round corners, zooming along roads Racing, roaring, speeding Fast, loud, Car

3: Diamante format: Line 1: Noun Line 2: Two adjectives Line 3: Three action verbs that end in "-ing" Line 4: Four nouns Line 5: Three action verbs that end in "-ing" Line 6: Two adjectives Line 7: Noun |

4: Acrostic An acrostic poem is a cryptographic form in which the initial letter of each line spells out a word, often the subject of the poem or the name of the person to whom the poem is dedicated.

5: Tumbling through the air Ready to become Air born at any Moment, feeling the springs Push you up Over and around again and again Light as a feather Instantly rebounding, Naturally full of Energy Laura F.

6: Bio Poem Writing a Bio Poem is a fun way to tell about yourself and what you are really like. (Or perhaps you want to write this using one of your secret identities?) | Line 1: Your first name Line 2: Who is... (descriptive words/adjectives that describe you) Line 3: Who is brother or sister of... (list your siblings) Line 4: Who loves...(three ideas or people) Line 5: Who feels...(three ideas )

7: Line 6: Who needs...(three ideas) Line 7: Who gives...(three ideas) Line 8: Who fears...(three ideas) Line 9: Who would like to see... Line 10: Who shares... Line 11: Who is... Line 12: Who is a resident of... Line 13: Your last name

8: I Am I am (two special characteristics) I wonder (something you are actually curious about) I hear (an imaginary sound) I see (an imaginary sight) I want (an actual desire) I am (the first line of the poem restated) | "I AM Poem"

9: I pretend (something you actually pretend to do) I feel (a feeling about something imaginary) I touch (an imaginary touch) I worry (something that really bothers you) I cry (something that makes you very sad) I am (the first line of the poem repeated) | I understand (something you know is true) I say (something you believe in) I dream (something you actually dream about) I try (something you really make an effort about) I hope (something you actually hope for) I am (the first line of the poem repeated)

10: Alliteration Alliteration is a literary device that repeats a speech sound in a sequence of words that are close to each other. Alliteration typically uses consonants at the beginning of a word to give stress to its syllable. Write a poem where the majority of the words start with the same sound or consonants.

11: Betty Botter by Mother Goose Betty Botter bought some butter, but, she said, the butter’s bitter; if I put it in my batter it will make my batter bitter, but a bit of better butter will make my batter better. So she bought a bit of butter better than her bitter butter, and she put it in her batter and the batter was not bitter. So ’twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter. |

12: Twitter Poem Calling all non-bards! Write a poem within Twitter’s text limit of 140 characters — title and author name not included. Share your own verse on Twitter using the hash tag #poetweet. | Twitter Poem The poem creates a space. It hides in a tent in a forest. Making its own bed it falls asleep in the dark, wakes up under a lamp or the sun. Billy Collins

13: earth donates break in a wave train fallout active plume cloud spills red reactors give cross characters translated in kanji could say much more Claudia Rankine |

14: Simile Poem A simile is an easy way to compare two things, so examples of simile poems include any poem that makes comparisons using the words "like," "as," or "than." As long as you compare one thing to another, whether or not the two things you are comparing are actually alike or not, you can consider it a simile poem.

15: Your teeth are like stars; They come out at night. They come back at dawn When they’re ready to bite. Denise Rogers |

16: The first line of your poem should start and end with these words: "In the _________ of my mind." The middle word of this line is optional. Any word will do. The second line should use two or more of the human senses in a conflicting manner, as per the famous, "listen to the warm." Since there are five different senses, the possibilities are endless. The third line should be just a simple statement. This is used to break up the insightful images that have been presented in the first two lines. | How to write a rotten poem without really trying ...

17: A prosaic sentence works best. Eg. I ate eggs and ham this morning.The content of this line may or may not relate to what has gone before. The last line of your poem should deal with the future in some way. This gives the poem a forward thrust that is always helpful. Eg. Tomorrow ... In the morning ... | In the parking lot of my mind, I cuddled your sight in the aroma of the night. I left for work next day on the 8:30 bus, Maybe we'll meet again in July. by Richard Howey |

18: Found Poem A found poem is the poetic equivalent of a collage in visual art. A found poem takes text (phrases or lines) from non-poem sources and uses it to create a poem. You write the poem using what you have found. |

20: Imagery Poem Imagery Poems draw the reader into poetic experiences by touching on the images and senses which the reader already knows. The use of images in this type of poetry serves to intensify the impact of the work. Using the sensory word list create a poem chalkful of imagery. Rely on the five senses (sight, touch, sound, taste, smell). | |

21: "The Shark" by Edwin John Pratt His body was tubular And tapered And smoke-blue, And as he passed the wharf He turned, And snapped at a flat-fish That was dead and floating. And I saw the flash of a white throat, And a double row of white teeth, And eyes of metallic grey, Hard and narrow and slit. Then out of the harbour, With that three-cornered fin Shearing without a bubble the water Lithely, Leisurely, He swam— That strange fish, Tubular, tapered, smoke-blue, Part vulture, part wolf, Part neither—for his blood was cold.

22: Word Cloud Poem To create a word cloud poem find two different descriptive word lists online. Select 8 or 10 words from the lists. Write sentences using your newly found words. Cut and paste the sentences into the word cloud generator called Wordle. Viola, your word cloud poem is complete! Another option: Find 10 phrases or lines from various online texts. Create a found poem. Copy and paste the found poem into the word cloud generator called Wordle. Viola, your “word cloud poem” is complete!


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  • Title: Rotten Poetry Cookbook
  • A cookbook for perfectly rotten, stinking, festering poetry!
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  • Published: over 5 years ago