A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms

A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☃ A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms Author Paul B. Janeczko – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk For use in schools and libraries only Contains lively examples of poetic forms, demonstrating not only the sometimes bendable rules of poetry, but also the spirit that brings these forms to life For use in schools and libraries only Contains in the Kindle Ð lively examples ofpoetic forms, demonstrating not only the sometimes bendable rules of poetry, but also the spirit that brings these forms to life.


About the Author: Paul B. Janeczko

Paul B Janeczko is a poet and teacher in the Kindle Ð and has editedthan twenty award winning poetry anthologies for young people, including STONE BENCH IN AN EMPTY PARK, LOOKING FOR YOUR NAME, SEEING THE BLUE BETWEEN, and A POKE IN THE I, which was an American Library Association Notable Book.



10 thoughts on “A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms

  1. Agnė Agnė says:

    I knew close to nothing about poetry, but, thanks to this awesome textbook disguised as a picture book, I learned 29 poetic forms


  2. Gina Gina says:

    This has about the best breakdown of most poetic forms that I ve read, featuring small, easy to follow explanations, examples in real poetry, and illustrations for visual learners.


  3. Kit Pang Kit Pang says:

    Here is my poem.Hickory Dickory DockI lost my sock.


  4. Riven Riven says:

    A Kick In The Head selected by Paul B Janezcko is an interesting book containing examples of 29 poetic forms The poems contained are of a good quality although they don t always strictly stick to their forms This is a book that could be used with older KS2 and even Secondary children however it is not the easiest book to just dip into and understand a particular poetic form and although the temptation maybe to do this it is beneficial to read from beginning to end The book could be used as q A Kick In The Head selected by Paul B Janezcko is an interesting book containing examples of 29 poetic forms The poems contained are of a good quality although they don t always strictly stick to their forms This is a book that could be used with older KS2 and even Secondary children however it is not the easiest book to just dip into and understand a particular poetic form and although the temptation maybe to do this it is beneficial to read from beginning to end The book could be used as quick reference for different poetic forms should you wish to base a lesson around one of them though I feel it would have been useful to havethan one example for each style as this would help children understand them easier I love this book as am by no means a poetry expert and feel this is a great introduction I do think some children may struggle with it a due the limited examples for each style and the heavy use of poetic terminology


  5. Acton Acton says:

    I am a student at Acton Academy and I have learned lots from this book I think it explains the forms of poetry very well The illustrations are great also Thank you Paul Janeczko and Chris Raschka The title is completely true.


  6. Zakia Zakia says:

    This is really useful in my middle school classroom, and my 4 year loves having me read the poems to her The illustrations are very engaging.


  7. Andrew Davies Andrew Davies says:

    This wonderful anthology of poetry compiled by Paul Janezcko takes on an unusual but highly valuable educational dual role every single poem selected is of a different form and readers discover how each form works by considering the example poem published From well established primary school poetic structures such as acrostic and shape or concrete poems, though to forms children may never have encountered such as villanelle, clerihew and aubade, this comprehensive poetic education would leav This wonderful anthology of poetry compiled by Paul Janezcko takes on an unusual but highly valuable educational dual role every single poem selected is of a different form and readers discover how each form works by considering the example poem published From well established primary school poetic structures such as acrostic and shape or concrete poems, though to forms children may never have encountered such as villanelle, clerihew and aubade, this comprehensive poetic education would leave pupils hugely well versed pun intended and prepared to analyse other poetry and then experiment with writing their own Poets featured range from the traditional Shakespeare, Edward Lear and William Blake through to the contemporary of Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Bobbi Katz we encounter the work of plenty of female poets and international authors too a haiku is even included by Buson from 18th Century Japan Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the collection is the number of lesson ideas which burst from the pages found poems, poems of address, elegies and epitaphs, blues poems, riddles, odes and opposites provide so many possibilities for a huge range of class topics or lessons which could link way beyond just the English curriculum A handy glossary of the forms exemplified is provided at the back, and entertaining collage style artwork throughout offers further stimuli for creating links to fine and even performing arts I need to buy a copy of this book


  8. LauraR LauraR says:

    This award winning book was my choice read based on the unique writing style This author, chose to write a story about the rules of different forms of poetry For readers who are just learning about poetry, specifically how to write it, this book is an excellent example of how to do that Examining the rules of different 29 to be exact poems, readers have the ability to analyze what makes each poem unique The illustrations in the text are unique to each poem and were created through oil past This award winning book was my choice read based on the unique writing style This author, chose to write a story about the rules of different forms of poetry For readers who are just learning about poetry, specifically how to write it, this book is an excellent example of how to do that Examining the rules of different 29 to be exact poems, readers have the ability to analyze what makes each poem unique The illustrations in the text are unique to each poem and were created through oil pastels and water color paints Each illustration, allows the reader to interpret its significance to the poem on the page The illustrations are abstract and have a surrealism element to them There are also small illustrations at the top of each page that have a direct correlation to the type of poem chosen As a reader, I often needed to think about the example poem shown in order to determine how the small picture played a role It is clear, that if readers do not read the introduction to the story, that it would be overlooked.I highly recommend this book for any age grade level due to it s unique ability to teach poetry Teachers can utilize this text if they would like an example of a specific poem Readers also do not have to go in any particular order, which is a non traditional way of reading a story I think the illustrations make this book inviting for readers of all ages as well


  9. Kimberly Pilling Kimberly Pilling says:

    My dad loved music, but he couldn t sing He can t carry a tune in a bucket my mom used to say Yet, he found his musical voice through poetry He read it, memorized hundres of poems in his life and even published two books of his own work Poetry has always been an important part of my life and though I do not have my father s gift for writing it, I do share his love for it A Kick in the Head written by Paul B Janeczko and illustrateted by Chris Raschka is a great poetry book Janexzko even My dad loved music, but he couldn t sing He can t carry a tune in a bucket my mom used to say Yet, he found his musical voice through poetry He read it, memorized hundres of poems in his life and even published two books of his own work Poetry has always been an important part of my life and though I do not have my father s gift for writing it, I do share his love for it A Kick in the Head written by Paul B Janeczko and illustrateted by Chris Raschka is a great poetry book Janexzko even writes a poem to explain what poetry is The book contains the authors own work but also gives examples of all kinds of different poetry by authors from Ogden Nash to William Blake With it s vivid illustrations, this is a great way to introduce young readers to all kinds of poems It contains funny verse as well as work that is steeped in metaphor This book contains some great vocabulary, beautiful symbolism and vivid illustrations that get your creative juices flowing For me, the best part about this book is that it shows the reader that anyone can write a poem it may not be a Shakespearian sonnet, but anyone can create something that has magical and musical meaning A great work for kids ages 5 12 to be sure, but I think this would also be useful for older children and adults who want to remember why poetry is cool


  10. Shelli Shelli says:

    In A Kick in the Head An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms 2005 , Paul Janeczko has selected poems to represent 29 different poetic forms In his introduction, he explains the reason for the rules behind the poetic forms while also acknowledging that sometimes those rules can be set aside for the spirit of the poem Chris Raschka s illustrations, while obviously making the pagescolorful, also provide a clue to the format of the poem An interesting explanation of the different formats wit In A Kick in the Head An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms 2005 , Paul Janeczko has selected poems to represent 29 different poetic forms In his introduction, he explains the reason for the rules behind the poetic forms while also acknowledging that sometimes those rules can be set aside for the spirit of the poem Chris Raschka s illustrations, while obviously making the pagescolorful, also provide a clue to the format of the poem An interesting explanation of the different formats with great examples.Themes Poetic formsWays to use this book with children This would be a great book to use when teaching the poetic forms, because you can take what you need from it without having to hunt down a particular form in the midst of an anthology Have students find examples of the forms based on the explanations and examples in the book Have students compose their own examples of the forms discussed It would be fun for them to illustrate their own or a friend s poem as well.Additional Info Contains a Notes on the Forms section at the back of the book for reference 2006 Claudia Lewis Poetry Award 2005 Parent s Choice Award


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