April is Sound – some challenges for you

 

This month I thought you could explore ways to make a poem sound good. I love reading my poems out loud and I always want them to sound good.

I think writing a poem is a bit like making music.

This month you can send me a poem that sounds good when you read it out loud. This doesn’t mean it is a poem about sound. It means you listen to every line as you write.

 

My sound tips:

Play with how many words on a line. That changes the sound of your poem.

Play with long words and short words.

Hide rhyme in your poem.

Use words that almost rhyme.

Use words that sound delicious in pairs or triplets.

Put the words in surprising orders.

Listen to the rhythm of your lines. How can you change it?

Will you have verses?

Make sound patterns of words in a poem.

 

SEND your poem to paulajoygreen@gmail.com

DEADLINE April 27th

Include your name, age, year and name of school. You can include your teacher’s email if you like.

PUT sound poem in the subject line of your email.

I will pick some favourites to post on the blog and have a book for at least one reader.

I will post on April 29th.

 

Happy poem days

from Paula x

2 thoughts on “April is Sound – some challenges for you

  1. Cleo Dillon

    Dear Paula. My name is Cleo Dillon and I am 6 years old and I live in Melbourne. I am in grade 1 and I am learning to write poetry. Here is my Autumn poem.

    Leaves falling, different colours
    Count them two or one
    Hear the leaves scrunching
    Some fall on the green grass
    Or on your head
    Different colours like red and yellow too.

    From Cleo. I hope you like it.

    Reply

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