Poetry Book Report  due October 31

Go to the poetry section of your school or city library.  Choose one book of poetry that looks interesting to you.  Then answer the questions about your book on the Poetry Book Report form.  Also draw and color an illustration of your favorite poem to attach with the report.

Poetry Book Report

Title of the Book:____________________________________

Author or Editor:_______________________________________

Write the titles of five poems you read in the book.  If no titles are given, write the first lines.

1.  ______________________________________________

2.  ________________________________________________

3.  ________________________________________________

4.  ________________________________________________

5.  ________________________________________________

Copy the poem you like the best.  Be sure to write the title and author.

Title:  _____________________________________

Author:  _____________________________________


What are some interesting words or phrases used in this poetry?




Why was this poem your favorite?


What literary tools were used in the poem?  Give examples. (See list of literary tools on the last page.)


Would you recommend this book this book?  Why or why not?


Literary Tools:

  1.  Alliteration:  Repetition of the same beginning consonant sound in words that are close together.  (Tongue Twisters)
  2. Clustering:  Grouping similar ideas of words together
  3. Hink-Pink:  A pair of one-syllable rhyming words which describe something or answer a question.

        Hinky-Pinky:  A pair of two-syllable rhyming words which describe something or answer a question.

        Hinkety-Pinkety:  A pair of three-syllable rhyming words which describe something or answer a question.

      D.  Hyperbole:  Extreme exaggeration

      E.  Metaphor:  A statement which describes a person, place, thing, idea, action or feeling stating that it is something else.  For example:  Her eyes are diamonds.

      F.  Onomatopoeia:  a word that sounds like its meaning.  (buzz, splat, swish)

     G.  Personification:  describing an object, idea, or animal as if it were a person.  (The roses begin to laugh)

    H.  Repetition:  repeating the same word or group of words over and over to emphasize an idea.

    I.    Rhyme:  words or verse that end with the same sound.

    J.   Rhythm:  the way a poem flows from one idea to the next idea

    K  Simile:  a statement that describes something by comparing it to something else.  For example:  He was sleeping like a lion.

Illustration of your favorite poem.  Be sure to color your illustration with crayons or colored pencils.