If you’re in the mood to have shivers run up and down your spine, then read on.
How to: Alliteration Poems:
These short twister poems encourage similar beginning sounds (alliteration) and/or a repetition of vowel sounds (assonance.)
- Choose a consonant and two vowels
- Brainstorm words that have these combinations.
- Using these words ask students to make a sentence. Then using these same words, create another sentence which follows the same theme.
- Hold a twist-off.
- Invite students to come to the front
- Start a rhythm with the presenter
- Ask the student to repeat their twister 3x
- Vote to decide who best represented their work (e.g. no flubs, great pacing and meter, expression, and so forth.
Be It See It Poem: This poem is based on an embodied scene. It uses diction to evoke an image or sensory experience.
Line 1: Who
Line 2: What
Line 3: Where
Line 4: When
Line 5: Why
- Divide into groups.
- Invite each group to create a tableaux (a pose or still picture) of a scene.
- Ask the audience to read the tableaux. What do they see?
- Create a list of strong sensory words,
- Ask the students to translate an image into language.
Happy haunting everyone!