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Poetry Month

Assignment 1

Read the assignment and write down the answers in English. You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.

a           Name 5 or more words or names related to poetry.


Poetry Month

In the United States, April is National Poetry Month. It is a time to celebrate poets and their craft. It reminds people that poets are important in our culture and that poetry matters.

Read Tejas Katipally’s blog about some types of poems that you could write.


Assignment 2

Read the text. Connect the words and expressions that have the same meaning in the text.

1.     poetry a.    ending with the same sound
2.     syllables b.    a flat figure ◊; a very hard usually colorless stone
3.     rhyming c.     glowing pieces of coal or wood from a fire
4.     branches d.    a group of two or more words that express a single idea
5.     rubberbands e.     the hand with its fingers bent down into the palm
6.     item f.      parts of a tree that grow out from the trunk
7.     fist g.    the parts into which a written word is naturally divided when it is pronounced
8.     phrase h.    pieces of ice that fall from clouds like rain
9.     pyramid i.      poems, poetical works
10.  diamond j.      a separate part or thing
11.  noun k.     a shape that is wide near the bottom and narrows gradually as it reaches the top
12.  adjective l.      thin, flexible loops that are made of rubber and used to hold things together
13.  verb m.   a word that expresses an act, occurrence, or state of being (werkwoord)
14.  embers n.    a word that is the name of something (zelfstandig naamwoord)
15.  hail o.    a word that says something about a noun or pronoun (bijvoeglijk naamwoord)


Assignment 3

a        Connect each feature to the type or poem it belongs to.

1.     first letters of each line spell out a word or phrase haiku
2.     five lines
3.     fixed number of syllables limerick
4.     fixed rhyming pattern
5.     funny acrostic poem
6.     made up of seven lines
7.     not much rhyming
8.     shaped like a diamond diamante poem
9.     three lines


b        Read the limerick. Why did Tim have rubberbands on his wrist?

1        To forget all the items on his list.
2        To keep the rubberbands together.
3        To make a big rubber fist.
4        To remember all the things he had to do.


c        Read the acrostic poem. Which word do the first letters of each line spell out?

1        Restful
2        Sleep
3        Wind
4        Winter


Extra writing assignment

a        Pick a type of poem.
b        Write your own poem.



WK 14 2021-2022 Lezen B1 – Poetry Month


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