Alice within the Wonderland Shape Poetry activity that is writing
Poems can be such a joy to write and are one the quickest and easiest activities that are writing there! Not everyone can write a 500 words story every day, you could write a poem that is short like a haiku or a Clerihew poem. Today we made a decision to look at perhaps one of the most creative forms of poetry, shape poems! And because today is also Lewis Carroll’s birthday we chose to take inspiration from Alice when you look at the Wonderland. So, carry on reading if you would like learn the rules of shape poetry and find some situations of Alice in the Wonderland shape poetry!
Shape Poetry Tips
Before we start out with the Alice in the Wonderland shape poetry activity, here are a few tips for writing shape poems:
- Before jumping in, the thing that is first have to do is decide on the shape of your poem and theme. As an example, if you should be writing a poem about vampires, you probably would want to use a bat as the form of your poem.
- Don’t over-complicate shadows and details to your shape. Keep it simple, only use outlines and basic shapes (you will see some examples below associated with Alice in the Wonderland).
- Plan your poem out before writing it into the shape. You need to use a separate piece of scrap paper to get this done. You can then write it in a shape format when you are ready.
- Using a pencil, lightly outline or draw your shape on your paper. Then write your words matching the outline. This will provide a guideline that is neat your poetry.
Now we know the rules of the game, let’s begin the game! Using Alice into the Wonderland (books or movies) as a way to obtain inspiration, could you write a shape poem using the following objects?
- Now think of your very own shape.
You will get points so you can get the following correct:
- Following the model of the thing in your poem.
- Using words connecting to your model of your poem.
- Using ideas and details regarding the Alice within the Wonderland story.
- Using descriptive or emotional words that create an image in your readers head.
That you need to use as a guideline if you need some inspiration or ideas here are some types of Alice in the Wonderland shape poems
Tea Party in the woods that are murky. Chesire cat with a smile how big the moon. Time ticking away. Tick tock, tick tock. Go run little rabbit, run! Hats of so colours that are many shapes and sizes. Now it’s your turn! We would love to see your Alice into the Wonderland shape poems! You can share these with us either using the comments below or on social media#imagineforest that is using
Teacup shape poem
Creatures from all over are invited.
Wear your hat that is best and bring your favourite dessert.
There’s loads of tea for everybody, rabbit, mat hatter…
And even those birds that are little.
So, come and join us for a great time.
Chesire cat shape poem
Watching my every move.
1 minute you’re here.
The next your gone.
Please, keep coming back when I absolutely need you!
I like your bushy tail and big wide eyes.
are you currently my imagination or real?
i am hoping to learn!
Clock shape poem
Cant go back.
Don’t wish to move forward.
I’ll just jump a hole down.
Enter a whole new world.
Where cats talk and rabbits wear clothes.
But don’t eat the cake!
so when I come back.
I’ll be whole!
Rabbit shape poem
Time is running out!
Watch out for the beasts that lurk in the woods.
And don’t let the mad hatter scare you.
Find Alice before it’s too late!
Now go RUN!
Mad Hatter’s hat shape poem
Have your ever deen a collection so big and bold?
I adore them all!
Hats for every occasion…
Winter, summer and even Halloween!
Today but which one?
Tea Party in the woods that are murky.
Chesire cat with a smile how big the moon.
Time ticking away. Tick tock, tick tock.
Go run little rabbit, run!
Hats of so colours that are many shapes and sizes.
Now it’s your turn! We would love to see your Alice into the Wonderland shape poems! You can share these with us either using the comments below or on social media#imagineforest that is using. In the meantime, why not check out our other fun writing activities for kids and writing prompts.