This book looks at poems, examining what a poem is and what its main elements are, before going on to provide tips and examples to help the reader write their own poems.
About the Author
Anita Ganeri is an award-winning author of information books for children. Educated at Cambridge University, she has written more than 300 books, including the best-selling 'Horrible Geography' series (Scholastic Children's Books) which won a 2009 Blue Peter Book Award. She writes widely on animals and the natural world. A recent title for Raintree, A Day in the Life of Rainforest Animals: Capybara, has been shortlisted for a Maryland Blue Crab Award 2012. Anita lives in the north of England with her husband, children and assorted pets.
Table of ContentsWhat is writing? 4 What are poems? 6 Different poems 8 Getting ideas 10 Planning a poem 12 Rhyme and rhythm 14 Words and sounds 16 Acrostic poems 18 Shape poems 20 Haikus 22 Free verse 24 Writing a poem 26 Top tips for writing poems 28 Glossary 30 Find out more 31 Index 32