Grade 7 Poetry Examples

alliteration
The kangaroos kicked the ball into the corner.

concrete poem
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pen
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holds
a gr
eater
know
ledge
than
any c
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uter,
a pen
cil hol
ds 100
years
of ex
peri
ence
and
has
been
thro
ugh
the
stori
es of
milli
ons

figure of speech
The kids were climbing the walls!

free verse
The fog comes

on little cat feet.

It sits looking

over harbor and city

on silent haunches

and 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, B
there lived a penguin C
and his name was Joe.” B

simile
The baby is cute as a kitten.

stanza
I love to write
Day and night
What would my heart do
But cry, sigh and be blue
If I could not write

Writing feels good
And I know it should
Who could have knew
That what I do
Is 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.”