Friday, October 18, 2013


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Sentences Due Nov. 1
Jeffer and Yuki choose any 15 words that you want.

1. poetry
2. universal
3. expression
4. rhyme
5. syllables
6. rhythm
7. metaphor
8. simile
9. acrostic
10. pattern
11. meter
12. analysis
13. haiku
14. interpret
15. Limerick
16. Cinquain
17. Emotion
18. shape
19. couplet
20. onomatopoeia
21. author
22. device
23. poetic
24. lantern
25. personification
26. alliteration
27. nonsense
28. senryu
29. period
30. quotation
31. comma
32. colon

33. capital


  1. 1. Poetry: Meaning- A type of writing that expresses our feelings.
    Sentence: I like poetry.

    2. Universal: Meaning- All around the place and around the universe.
    Sentence: Poetry is a universal language.

    3. Expression: Meaning- A feeling you show in your face.
    Sentence: He has a sad expression.

    4. Rhyme: Meaning- Words that have the same sound in the end.
    Sentence: I have to rhyme my words.

  2. 1. Poetry: A universal form of expression that has rules.
    In class our unit is all about poetry.

    2. Universal: A word meaning to go really big like the universe.
    Poetry is a universal form of expression. That’s a fact!

    3. Expression: A way of showing people how you feel.
    When Mr. Ross reads a book, he uses lots of expression.

    4. Rhyme: To have two words have the same sound.
    The woman on spelling city likes to read poetry that has rhyme.

    5. Syllables: The place where a word has a vowel and sort of stops.
    There a many different methods to find syllables.

  3. 6. Rhythm: A type of beat usually used in poetry.
    I read a poem that had a lot of rhythm.

    Metaphor: A way to mix up a sentence.
    “A castle wall is our god” is an example of a metaphor.

    Simile: A phrase with the words “like” or “as” in the beginning.
    In front of our class there is the simile man.

    Acrostic: A type of poem that builds of one word into sentences.
    On the back wall of my mom’s classroom there is an acrostic poem.

    Pattern: Do do something over and over again.
    Shapes make great patterns because they are shapes and they can repeat.

    1. 11. Meter: An arranged and measured rhythm in poetry.
      I noticed the meter in the poem.

      12. Analysis: To really think about something deeply.
      I did an analysis of the poem.

      13. Haiku: A japanese poem with a five seven five syllable pattern.
      A haiku has to be three lines and about nature.

      14. Interpret: To translate. Just in poetry.
      The poem that I read was really hard to interpret.

      15. Limerick: A type of poem that doesn’t really have to make sense.
      I read A limerick that was so funny I almost fell out of my chair!

    2. 16. Cinquain: A five lined poem that uses a 2, 4, 6, 8, 2 syllable pattern.
      A boy wrote a very bad cinquain using a 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, syllable pattern.

      17. Emotion: A of feeling or expression.
      I wrote such a sad emotion poem everybody started crying!

      18. Shape: A thing that uses corners and sides.
      In class I wrote a shape poem that was in the shape of a book.

      19. Couplet: A two lined poem that has two rhyming words at the end.
      A couplet is the shortest poem that I know of!

      20. Onomatopoeia: A word that imitates a sound.
      Mr. Ross put a lot of different onomatopoeia videos our the blog.

    3. 21. Author: A writer also known as a poet in poetry.
      J.K Rowling is a famous author.

      22. Device: A type of tool used in poetry.
      In our summative my poem uses a device called alliteration.

      23. Poetic: To be poetry in some way.
      Mostly all poems are poetic.

      24. Lantern: A type of poem in a shape of a lantern. Also a light inside a glass case.
      In class we all had to write lantern poems.

      25. Personification: Making a non-living thing do something we do.
      My poem uses some personification.

    4. 26. Alliteration: A time when words in a sentence have the same first letter.
      “The Fall of Slavery” uses a lot of alliteration.

      27. Nonsense: To not make sense at all.
      Her story of flying cows was nonsense!

      28. Senryu: A poem a little bit like a cinquain but has a funny meaning.
      The person on spelling city wrote a senryu about her accident prone cousin.

      29. Period: A thing at the end of a sentence to stop the sentence from running on.
      Always remember to put periods at the end of your sentences.

      30. Quotation: To tell what somebody said.
      I presented a famous quotation a assembly.

    5. 31. Comma: A thing used in a sentence to mark a short pause.
      A run-on sentence uses lots of commas.

      32. Colon: A type of punctuation that are two dots on top of each other.
      In these sentences I have to use one colon per sentence.

      33. Capital: A thing that is bigger than all the others.
      Start each of your sentences with a capital letter.

  4. Poetry: A type of a writing that sometimes expresses yourself.
    Right now, our unit is " Poetry."

    Universal: Synonym for international.
    Mr. Ross says that poetry is universal.

    Expression: Feelings.
    There wasn't any expression on her face when she was riding the roller coaster.

    Rhyme: 2 or more words that has a same or a similar sound at the end.
    No one in my class knew what a rhyme was until Mr. Ross told us.

    Syllables: The sound of the vowels you hear when you say a word.
    A few weeks ago, are homework was trying to find out how many syllables supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus has.

    Rythm: A certain beat which can be used in a poem but mostly used in a song.
    There is a special rythm in that song.

    Metaphor: A phrase that is used to describe something. (It doesn't uses as or like to describe).
    Most of my classmates have to find what metaphor means.

    Simile: A phrase that describes a word. (Simile uses as or like to describe but metaphor doesn't uses any of those).
    We call out " Simile!" when we hear one because if we do that enough we can play a game.

    Acrostic: A poem which you combine all the first letters of the word which will lead you to another word.
    Our class made acrostics and put it on the wall.

    Pattern: A repeated rule.
    "I learned about patterns!" said the boy with enthusiasm.

  5. Poetry- I love writing poetry, my favorite one is a limerick.

    universal- Writing poems about trees is universal because the whole world knows about trees and many poets write about trees.

    expression Ella has a has a sad expression on her face because she lost her moms necklace.

    rhyme-I have a lot of rhyme in my poem which is about trees.

    syllables-The word magnificent has four syllables, I used the robot method to find out.

    rhythm Mr. Ross's song has a wonderful rhythm.

    metaphor- There is one metaphor in my poem called Free Verse.

    simile-I wrote a simile in my poem called Cinquain which has five lines.

    acrostic I wrote four acrostic poems last night for homework.

    pattern-The syllable pattern of a lantern poem is five seven five syllables.

    meter-It is very hard to make a sentence with the word meter.

    analysis Her analysis could not study all parts of the problem.

    Haiku-Haiku I one of my favourite poems , i have written two.

    interpret-Please interpret the meaning of a diamond poem.

    Limerick-The first poem poem I learned in fourth grade was a Limerick.

    Cinquain-My five lined Cinquain was about a guitar, Mr. Ross thought me how to write it.

    Emotion-I do not like the Emotion sadness because being sad is not cheerful.

    shape-I wrote a shape poem about trees, the sun and flowers.

    couplet-I wrote six couplets about the same thing that makes a story of couplets.

    onomatopoeia-My poem uses onomatopoeia and personification these are poetic devises.

    author-The author of the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a famous writer, He writes a series of books.

    device-Onomatopoeia and simile are poetic devices.

    poetic-My poem has six similes, simile is a poetic device.

    lantern-My Japanese friend has a very old style lantern.

    personification-My poem has personification in it, personification is a poetic device.

    alliteration- " Babies Belly Button " an example of alliteration.

    nonsense-My story of a monkey chatting with ants is nonsense.

    senryu-Mr. Ross did not teach my class how to write a senryu.

    period-Use a period to mark the end of the sentence like in the one you are reading.

    quotation-I like sharing quotations from Shake Sphere.

    comma-I uses thirteen commas in my poem called free verse. t

    colon I did not use any colons in my poem, a colon is punctuation mark that looks like : this.

    capital-Use a capital letter to start a sentence, A capital letter is s tall letter.

  6. 1. Poetry
    Meaning:Poems, thought of as a group or a from of literature.
    Sentence:I like reading poetry, but I don't like writting poetry.

    2. Rhyme
    Meaning:The technique of using words that have same sound.
    Sentence:It is hard to make rhymes.

    3. Rhythm
    Meaning:A regular repeated pattern of sound or movement.
    Sentence:This poem has rhythm.

    4. Haiku
    Meaning:Haiku is about the Japanese poetic form.
    Sentence:I wrote some haiku.

    5. Shape
    Meaning:The physical outline or outer from of something.
    Sentence:When I was making shape poem, it was really hard.

    6. Author
    Meaning:A person who writes a book or poem.
    Sentence:I want to be an author of haiku.

    7. Period
    Meaning:A mark (.) that is used when you are writting to show the end of a sentence.
    Sentence:I allways put period at the end of the sentence.

    8. Comma
    Meaning:The punctuation mark (,) used for dividing pars of a sentence.
    Sentence:I forget to put comma in my sentence.

    9. Capital
    Meaning:The large form of a letter that is used at the beginning of a name or sentence.
    Sentence:I allways put capital letter at the first sentence.

    10. Onomatopoea
    Meaning:This word is phonetically imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes.
    Sentence:I have never used onomatopoeia.

    11. Emotion
    Meaning:A strong feeling such as love or anger, or strong feelings in general:
    Sentence:I show no emotion.

    12. Acrostic
    Meaning:A text, usually a poem, in which particular letters, such as the first letters of each line, spell a word or phrase.
    Sentence:I like acrostic poem.

    13. Senryu
    Meaning:Similar to haiku but treating human nature usually in an ironic or satiric vein.
    Sentence:Same form as haiku, but it is a funny topic.

    14. Alliteration
    Meaning:The use, especially in poetry, of the same sound or sounds, especially consonants, at the beginning of several words that are close together
    Sentence:I'm interested in alliteration poem.

    15. Syllables
    Meaning:A single unit of speech, either a whole word or one of the parts into which a word can be separated, usually containing a vowel
    Sentence:Yuki is 2 syllables.

  7. Meter: A method to measure height.
    I saw someone who was 5 meters tall on the television.

    Analysis: A person who analyzes.
    The analysis tried to analyze the poem.

    Haiku: A type of a poem which has a 5,7,5 syllable rule.
    The class was talking when Mr. Lantz was explaining about a haiku a famous poet wrote.

    Interpret: To understand or to explain something.
    She wasn't able to interpret the poem when the teacher asked because she didn't know what interpret meant.

    Limerick: A type of a poem which has a rhyming rule.
    When we were doing spelling city, one of the example sentence to explain the word "Limerick" was, "The boy's five line Limerick was funny."

    Cinquain: A type of a poem which has 5 lines.
    A few weeks ago, our class learned about a cinquain.

    Emotion: A feeling.
    She yells at me when she has a strong and a sad emotion.

    Shape: How it looks like.
    I learned about shapes when I was in 1st grade.

    Couplet: A type of a poem wich has to be two lines and has to rhyme at the end.
    Vishal brought an indian couplet a few weeks ago.

    Onomatopoeia: A word that imitates a sound.
    Mr. Ross said that he will explain what an onomtpoeia is tomorrow.

  8. poetry-We learned many types of poetry.

    universal-Music is a universal language.

    expression-She used expression to tell how she feels.

    rhyme-There is rhyme in almost every type of poem.

    syllables-In the lantern poem the rule has to have 1,2,3,4,1 syllable pattern.

    rhythm-There is rhythm in songs.

    pattern-There is pattern in the Limerick poem.

    haiku-Especially Haiku is about nature.

    Limerick-When we started poetry unit,the one we learned first was Limerick.

    Emotion-For the Emotion poem I wrote about ANGER.

    shape-I did waves for my shape poem.

    couplet-A couplet can be in other poems.

    onomatopoeia-Onomatopoeia is a type of a word that is sound of noun.

    author-The author of an poem is called poet.

    lantern-The total of a lantern poem syllable is 11.

    nonsense-Mr.Ross told us a nonsense story about flying pigs.

    period-Use a period to end a sentence.

    comma-In poems there is many commas.

    capital-Use capital to start a sentence.

    I did my meaning in my book.

    1. metaphor- We learned metaphor in korean.

      simile- A simile compares using "like" or "as".

      acrostic- We wrote an acrostic poem with our name.

      meter- Meter means beat or rhythm.

      alliteration- A sip, a sup, a sop is alliteration.

      senryu- We didn't learn senryu in class.

      colon- There is only 1 semi_colon in that poem.

      quotation- Some poem has quotation marks.

      personification- "The leaves danced in the wind" is personification.

      poetic- Simile is a poetic device.

      device- Metaphor and personification is one of the poetic device.

      Cinquain - For my Cinquain poem I write about rainbow.

      interpret- Let's interpret about the Haiku poem.

      analysis- She could not analysis the poem.

  9. Author: A person who write books.
    The author was poor because his books weren’t getting sold.

    Device: A type of a tool or a machine.
    He wasn’t able to find his merchandise because his locating device was broken.

    Poetic: Adjective form for poem.
    He yelled with enthusiasm when Mr. Ross said that we were going to learn about poetic devices next week.

    Lantern: An object that lights places.
    A ghostly wind went past my shoulder when my lantern lighted my way.

    Personification: A poetic device when you describe a thing which is not a person but explaining as if it is a person.
    The boy researched to find out what a personification meant.

    Alliteration: A poetic device if three or more words have the same starting sound.
    “Tiny toy train” is an example of alliteration.

    Nonsense: A phrase which doesn’t make sense.
    His story about talking cars was just nonsense.

    Senryu: A five line stanza.
    Mr. Ross hasn’t explained what senryu is.

    Period: A dot which means that it is the end of the sentence.
    Our English teacher Mr. Cube always tells us to put a period at the end of a sentence.

    Quotation: A mark which indicates that someone is talking.
    The author forgot to put quotation marks in his story.

    Comma: A mark which indicates that you can rest in a sentence.
    The little boy wanted to know how to use commas.

    Colon: A punctuation mark
    He is a college student but he doesn’t know how to use a colon in a sentence.

    Capital: The bigger version of a letter.
    I had to rewrite my haiku because the poem didn’t have any capital letters.


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