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How can seeds be vehicles for learning to write poetry?

A fun way to seed ideas for poetry is using seeds as the focus for exploring forms of poetry:

The task: Write a poem with a seed as the seed for your poem!

Use either the cinquain/haiku/couplet/limerick form of poetry.

For example, a limerick:

I once saw a seed that could fly

It rode on the breeze way up high

The wind did abate

Dropped the seed by my gate

Some orach grew there by and by.

How can seeds be devices for learning poetic devices (such as metaphor, simile, alliteration, onomatopoeia)?

The task: In your poem, include poetic devices with seeds as your theme.

Metaphor: a seed is a sleeping bag for a plant

Simile: a seed is like a gift that keeps giving – from the surprise of its first unfurling, to the food it provides to nourish our bodies.

Here’s a handy summary of the forms of poetry http://www3.fsdb.k12.fl.us/~coopers/FOV2-0000EB9E/poemtypes.html

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Author: Sherridan

I'm a PhD candidate researching children's cultural wellbeing in classroom communities. Curious too about the intersections between arts education and Education for Sustainability. I tutor in the B. Ed program at the University of Tasmania.

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