Word count: 200
Poetry is the use of language in a creative way. Poetry plays with structure and metaphor in language to create playfulness and meaning.
Patterns to create Poems
Try writing a poem using the following
- 5 Ws (who, what, where, when, why)
- Structure, lines, colours, words, images.
Write a Bonto – a four line poem with the following structure:
Line 1: The action that someone took (e.g. ‘The boy stood on the table’)
Line 2: The reason for the action (‘To show that he was able’)
Line 3: What happened as a result of the action (‘The table soon gave way’)
Line 4: The moral of the story (‘Showing off does not pay’)
- Bonto from Martin Leith’s idea generation methods. Website no longer available. Originally accessed 2005.