Friday, March 9, 2012

Dictionary Poem

Wow!  I'm intrigued again! Or am I tickled?

I noticed yesterday that in the past two posts I’ve used the word ‘intrigued’. 
(See my photo above
for another intriguing moment 
where a leaf melted the ice and
then got blown away
by the strong winds yesterday.) 
I went back to my prior posts to change one of the 'intrigueds', but found I couldn’t think of a better word for it in either case.  I decided that it would be intriguing to search for other ways to say I was intrigued.
And it was.
Voila! A poem for Friday.  I guess you could call it a Dictionary Poem!


My curiosity
is aroused,
 so I must be 
intrigued,
Or could I be
Pulled,
Drawn,
Piqued,
Tickled,
Excited,
Hooked,
Riveted,
Pleased,
Grabbed,
Charmed,
Titillated,
Delighted,
Absorbed,
Enchanted,
Enthralled,
Interested,
Fascinated,
Stimulated,
Captivated,
or
Entertained?

I do know,
I'm 
Not bored.
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How to write a "Dictionary Poem" (invented by me!):  The definition is worked in at the beginning, then a list of synonyms (at least 4) and then the antonym worked in at the end.  It seemed a format that kids could use pretty easily, AND learn some vocabulary for use in other writing later.  I also liked the building of the tower of words, but it doesn't have to be that way.  It can depend on the word.  For instance 'random' could have a whole different look!
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BTW: If you try it, or get your writer crew to try it, let me know!  I'd love to read them and see how the format/method works in other's minds!  Just comment with the poem, or where to find it online, and say "Don't post," if you just want me to read it and not publish.  My comments are approved before posting, not automatically posted.
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Poetry Friday is hosted today at the Gathering Books blog. Go there for some fine poetry links.

 

10 comments:

  1. Hey, wow! I love this idea!! I'd never heard of this type of poem, and I think my "writer" crew would love it.

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  3. Love this idea--great way to get kids to learn new words and write all at the same time. Aren't you smart?
    (or bright, intelligent, clever, shrewd...) Thanks for sharing your idea!

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  4. This is awesome (astonishing, striking, magnificent, and amazing). Sorry I couldn't resist after reading Deb's response. How cool you've invented a new poem style!
    I loved the words piqued and titillated. I must find a way to use them.

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  5. Wow. I love that photo.
    Perhaps I am both captivated and delighted by it. And your poem.

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  6. That photograph was really lovely...And thank you for the poem idea. I will definitely be using it!

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  7. I love using a thesaurus!!! One of my favorite reference books. What a great idea for students and posts!!

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  8. Very cool idea, love this. The photo was also so interesting. Something that could have been missed but you noticed.

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  9. This is the way I often start my poetry - with a list of the word that seems to be the central topic of my poem. (see my poem Catch and Release.)

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