Have a go at making picture poems: eye eye captain!


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1. Pick a topic.

2. Collect as many words as you can.

3. Try making some poem lines of different sizes that you can put in your picture.

4. Draw a faint outline of where you want the words to go.

5. Fill the picture with your words (words don’t need to be everywhere!).

6. Do you need to draw any extra details (like eyes or teeth or shoes or whiskers)?

7. Go over the words with a pen.

8. You might be able to rub out the faint pencil lines.

9. Give ithe poem a title.

10. Try reading it. Usually there are lots of ways to read a picture poem. And you can call it a picture poem, a shape poem or a concrete poem. Over to you!


You can send this in for the Eye-Poem challenge

DEADLINE for your Eye-Poem Challenge: Thursday March 27th

Send to paulajoygreen@gmail.com. Include your name, year, age and name of school. You can include your teacher’s name and email. PLEASE say it’s for the eye-poem challenge.

I will post my favourites and have a book prize for one poet. I might be able to give you a copy of the book.


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