Constructed Response Activity

Types of Poetry
Middle School ELAR
Aligned to Common Core State Standards
Teacher Notes
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Epic Poetry
• A long narrative poem that tells an exciting or inspirational story about a
hero and their heroic deeds.
• Uses formal language.
• Doesn’t usually rhyme or have a regular rhythm.
“Well do I know that the day will surely come when mighty
Ilius shall be destroyed with Priam and Priam’s people, but I grieve for
none of these—not even for Hecuba, nor King Priam, nor for my
brothers many and brave who may fall in the dust before their foes—
for none of these do I grieve as for yourself when the day shall come
on which some one of the Achaeans shall rob you forever of your
freedom, and bear you weeping away.”
The Iliad, by Homer, 750-700 BC
Shakespearean Sonnet
14 lines that followed a ABAB CDCD EFEF GG rhyme scheme.
Each line contains ten syllables and is written in iambic pentameter.
Usually serious and written about love.
Has a change in attitude or subject in the third quatrain.
Sonnet 18 – William Shakespeare
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 dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.
• Japanese poetry.
• 3 lines that follow a 5, 7, 5 syllable structure.
• Usually more serious, about nature.
Tree leaves change and fall
Short days grow dark and dreary
A chill in the air
American Cinquain
• 5 lines that follow a 2, 4, 6, 8, 2 syllable structure.
• Usually about nature.
Crisp air.
Snatches your breath.
Awakens your senses.
Has you longing for times long gone.
Warm days.
Create your own.
With a partner, create a haiku and an American cinquain.
Create your own.
With a partner, create a haiku and an American cinquain.
Answers will vary.
A Shakespearean sonnet has what kind of rhyme scheme?
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