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Poetry Pop-UpsRhyming and Imagery
RhymesRhyming Sentences and Rhyming Stories
GLADIATOR Brian Curtisreprinted with permission
Once upon a time agoThere was a land named GatorWith a huge arena in its townWhere I was a Gladiator
Being quite small, only four feet tallBut never afraid of the beastsWith sword in hand Id protect the landWhile trying to keep the peace.
Until one night with such a frightBeneath a silver moonA monstrous figure as big as none biggerAppeared yelling out, Im Bigoon!
His feet pounded down thundering into the groundGiant tusks curved out from his jawsHis ugly face sneered and the folks disappearedAt the sight of his glistening claws
Word ShadowsEvery word we use has a shadow. The shadows can be more mysterious, more creative, more silly
Word Shadows are called Synonyms.
Finding Word ShadowsWord Shadows can be found in a thesaurus.
You can look up words in a thesaurus the same way you use a dictionary.
Find your word in the thesaurus, and you will see all its shadows- synonyms.
A Thesaurus Entry:Entry Word: poetFunction: nounText: a writer of verse Synonyms bard, muse, ParnassianRelated Word jongleur, rhapsodist, trouvere, balladist, elegist, idyllist, lyricist, lyrist, odist, satirist, sonneteer, sonnetist
The Thesaurus EntryThe first line on our Thesaurus Entry looked like this:
Entry Word: poet
This is how we find the word were looking for. Just like a dictionary.
The Thesaurus EntryThe second line of our Thesaurus Entry said:
Now we know that the word poet is a noun- a word that describes a person, place, or thing.
The Thesaurus EntryThe third line of our entry said:
Text: a writer of verse
This line defines the word, like a dictionary. It also gives us an example of how the word is used in a sentence.
The Thesaurus EntryThe third line said:
Synonyms bard, muse, Parnassian
This line tells us that the words bard, muse, and Parnassian mean the same thing as the word Poet.
The Thesaurus EntryFinally, the last line of our entry said:Related Word jongleur, rhapsodist, trouvere, balladist, elegist, idyllist, lyricist, lyrist, odist, satirist, sonneteer, sonnetist
The words in this line are CLOSE to the same meaning as Poet.
Poetry Pop-UpMake your Book
MaterialsScissorsRibbonRulerHeavy-weight Scrap-booking paper (Cut 5 1/2 x 51/2 for the covers)Paper PunchGlue
Step OneBegin by rubbing glue on the back of each 5 x 5 piece of scrapbooking paper to make the covers of your book.
Step TwoPlace one strip of ribbon in the middle of each glued side cover.
Step ThreeCover the ribbon with another sheet of scrapbooking paper.
Step FourCreate a Rhyming Sentence using 7 Imagery Words. Use a Thesaurus.
Steps FiveType the sentence in Microsoft Word. Each word should be on its own page.
Step SixFind Clip-Art or use a Digital Camera to make pictures for each word. Place the pictures on the page it belongs.
Step SevenPrint out the Rhyme Pages.
Step EightLay each Rhyme Page out. Glue the pages together, with one edge on top of the other.
Step NineBend each page at the glued edge. Fold backward and forward until you reach the end.
Step TenGlue each blank end of the folded poetry pages to the covers.
Step ElevenSuccess! Now fold your book together and tie it shut with the ribbons. Great Job!!!