What I Have Learned About Poetry

By: Connor Davis


Throughout this unit, I have learned the many concepts of poetry. I have learned many techniques, as well as many types of poems. One technique I have mastered is onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia is a word that represents a sound. For example, "Vroom" is an onomatopoeia because it describes the sound of a car racing by. I also learned how to write a "Simile Synonym" poem. To write a simile poem, you think of a subject and write it as the first line. Next you think of a word that describes your subject. Find four synonyms of that adjective and fit them in a nice order as line two. Finally, write a simile using your main adjective and lots of context to show the essence of the topic and put it as the third line. Evidence of me learning this is my own Simile Synonym poem as follows:


Hustle, Work, Occupied, Overloaded

As busy as a bee in a field of 1 million flowers.

Also during this unit I learned what a stanza is. A stanza is like a paragraph in poetry. It is a group of lines spaces apart from the other stanzas and it mainly contains one center idea.

This is an example of a stanza:

“Almost perfect...but not quite.”

Those were the words of Mary Hume

At her seventh birthday party,

Looking ‘round the ribboned room.

“This tablecloth is pink not white-

Almost perfect...but not quite.”