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Y6 - Writing

Poetry: Term 1

Alliterative poetry

Ten troublesome teenagers, trod tremblingly towards Tom's tiger

Five fearsome fiddlers, fought ferociously for fifty fingers

Shape poetry

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Counting syllables

We will explore poetry that uses a set number of syllables in each row.  Haiku are particularly well known, with a pattern of 5-7-5.

A syllable is a sound block of a word and usually consists of vowel and consonant phonemes.  For example, disaster, has three syllables: di/sa/ster.  Unambiguous has five syllables: un/am/big/u/ous.

Examples of 'what I am?' Haiku:

I am first with five
Then seven in the middle --
Five again to end.


Green and speckled legs,
Hop on logs and lily pads
Splash in cool water.


In a pouch I grow,
On a southern continent --
Strange creatures I know.