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Types of Poetry Posters

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A set of 9 posters examining different styles of poetry.

The nine styles include:

Acrostic
A poem where a letter in each line forms a word or phrase when read in sequence.

Ballad
A rhythmic poem that tells a story. Ballads are often used in songs.

Haiku
A Japanese poem that consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables.

Limerick
A funny or unusual poem that consists of five lines.

Ode
A lyric poem usually about a particular person or thing.

Riddle
A poem that describes something without actually naming what it is.

Cinquain
A five-line poem that contains vivid imagery and conveys a certain mood or emotion.

Kennings
A poem made up of several stanzas of two describing words.

Diamante

A poem comparing two subjects that is shaped like a diamond.

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Australian Curriculum alignment

English > Foundation Year > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1785
Recognise some different types of literary texts and identify some characteristic features of literary texts, for example beginnings and endings of traditional texts and rhyme in poetryElaborationsrec...

English > Year 1 > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1585
Listen to, recite and perform poems, chants, rhymes and songs, imitating and inventing sound patterns including alliteration and rhymeElaborationsexploring performance poetry, chants and songs from Ab...

English > Year 2 > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1592
Identify, reproduce and experiment with rhythmic, sound and word patterns in poems, chants, rhymes and songsElaborationsexploring poems, chants, rhymes or songs from different cultures which class mem...

English > Year 3 > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1600
Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader’s reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and proseElaborationsidentifying the e...

English > Year 4 > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1606
Understand, interpret and experiment with a range of devices and deliberate word play in poetry and other literary texts, for example nonsense words, spoonerisms, neologisms and punsElaborationsdefini...

English > Year 5 > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1611
Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and imagery, including simile, metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs, anthems and odesElaborationsdiscussing how figu...

English > Year 6 > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1617
Identify the relationship between words, sounds, imagery and language patterns in narratives and poetry such as ballads, limericks and free verseElaborationsidentifying how language choice and imagery...

English > Foundation Year > Literature > Examining literature > ACELT1579
Replicate the rhythms and sound patterns in stories, rhymes, songs and poems from a range of culturesElaborationsusing music and actions to enhance appreciation of rhymes, poems, chants and songs (Ski...


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  • What about diamante poem?

    Comment by LISSA PRICE on December 8, 2014 at 4:02 pm


  • thank you! gracias!

    Comment by Jazmin Weaver on December 8, 2014 at 11:34 pm


  • Wonderful resource. Thank you.

    Comment by Audrey Moore on December 9, 2014 at 5:34 am


  • An extensive resource, thanks for sharing

    Comment by Caroline Urquhart on December 9, 2014 at 10:40 am


  • For Stage 1 – or beyond; a sensory poem might also be included. Thanks for this resource.

    Comment by Anne Gearside on February 24, 2019 at 9:53 am


    • Hi Anne,
      Thanks for your suggestion. I will pass this onto our resource team.
      If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

      Official comment by Kristian on February 25, 2019 at 8:49 am


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Resource Updates

  • This resource has been updated to include the diamante poem.

    Addition by Nikki (Teach Starter) Monday November 6, 2017

  • This resource has been updated to include the diamante poem.

    Addition by Nikki (Teach Starter) Monday November 6, 2017

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