Grade 7 Poetry Examples

alliteration
The kangaroos kicked the ball into the corner.

concrete poem
)a pen_cilholdsa greater knowledgethan any computer,a pencil holds 100yearsof experience andhas been through the stories ofmillions

figure of speech
The kids were climbing the walls!

free verse
The fog comeson little cat feet.

It sits lookingover harbor and cityon silent haunchesand then moves on.

haiku
An old silent pond…A frog jumps into the pond,splash! Silence again.

imagery
A host, of golden daffodils;Beside the lake, beneath the trees,Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

lyric poem
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?Thou art more lovely and more temperate.Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,And often is his gold complexion dimmed,And every fair from fair sometime declines,By chance, or nature’s changing course untrimmed.

metaphor
She is the apple of my eye.

onomatopoeia
The bees buzzed past the chirping birds.

personification
The wind whistled through the trees.

rhyme
“Way up North, where there’s ice and snow, there lived a penguin and his name was Joe.”

rhyme scheme
“Way up North, A where there’s ice and snow, Bthere lived a penguin Cand his name was Joe.” B

simile
The baby is cute as a kitten.

stanza
I love to writeDay and nightWhat would my heart doBut cry, sigh and be blueIf I could not writeWriting feels goodAnd I know it shouldWho could have knewThat what I doIs write, write, write(THERE ARE TWO OF THIS TERM IN THIS POEM.)

symbol
Spring can represent a new beginning.Rain can represent sadness.

theme
In the song “Float On,” an example of this term would be that “life goes on.”