Sunday, March 19, 2017

SOLSC Day 19 - Diamante Poem - School/Break




Slice of Life Story Challenge --
Day 19  #SOL17 --
Diamante Poem: School/Break


















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Various forms of poetry have been getting my attention lately, and I've been having fun exploring them. Some of them are familiar friends to me -- the classic Haiku, for instance, with its reliable formula of counting syllables. Some of the poems which I've encountered lately are more recently invented forms that I had never heard of until a few days ago: Found Poems and Phone Number Poems, for example.

Yesterday, I read a Diamante poem posted by a slicer on the Two Writing teachers Slice of Life challenge. The Diamante is an old classic which also follows a formula, but it had been a while since I had encountered that type of poem, so I decided to refresh my memory about it. I read about the format it is supposed to have, and I looked at quite a few examples, and then I decided that I would try it.

So, here I go, continuing my new fascination with poetry, by trying out a diamante poem:


School
jam-packed, noisy
working, exploring, reading
books, clock-watching, relaxation, books
reading, playing, sleeping
quiet, glorious
Break



Obviously, I have Spring Break on my mind. And why shouldn't I? I am on my wonderful, relaxing, lovely, peaceful, highly anticipated, long-awaited Spring Break right now.

Ahhhhhhh......



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JudyK   March 19, 2017

This is the format for a diamante poem:




10 comments:

  1. We have a week to go before Spring Break. I will be making the same transition you make in your poem.

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    1. Something to look forward to, right Adrienne? It's wonderful. :-) ~JudyK

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  2. I have no break until April 12th! Your poem has me longing for a few days off.
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  3. Love this. Love the finality: Break! Hope you enjoy your spring break!

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  4. Love this! Have you tried the Diamante app (also available as an online tool) from readwritethink.org (http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/diamante/). They have some neat poetry interactive activities available.

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  5. Love these! This one is clearly an homage to break! Hope it's a wonderful one.

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  6. Mine is a week away. Can't wait!

    I really like how "books" are part of both school and break. Well done. Also, I'm looking at that read/write/think link above and pondering how to use poetry as a reading response option for my reading classes.

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  7. I can relate to your poem as we are on break too! And I also had forgotten this format & will need to explore it a bit. Thank you!

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  8. Ahhh..break! We are in sunny Florida enjoying some sunshine and down time. We introduced the girls to the ocean today. There is nothing like a little break to give us some respite and then refueling us for the rest of the year. Enjoy your break Judy!

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  9. My break begins on Saturday and I'm going to see my daughter and a few of my grandchildren. books, quiet, glorious - I can just feel the stress falling off you through this post.

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