Poetry Scavenger Hunt
from the Pro-Teacher website, retrieved March 31, 2008.

First go through the scavenger hunt items and answer as many as your group already knows. Then go to the internet using the links on our classroom wiki (desbuffalo.wikispaces.com) on the Writing page and use the links below to help find the rest of the answers.

Finally, be ready to share your answers, and to share a favorite line from a poem that you found (so write great examples down as you find them!).

Scavenger hunt items:

Describe the pattern for a traditional Haiku poem.
http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/haiku.htm

How many lines are in a limerick?
http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/limerick.htm


Explain the poetic device, Alliteration.
http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/allitera.htm


What well known poet wrote The Jabberwocky?
http://www.jabberwocky.com/carroll/jabber/


Add one poetry scavenger hunt question to this wiki page. Be sure to list the URL where the answer can be found.
(Use the links from here to help).
http://volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/harrisms/lesson2.htm
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THE HIPPOPOTAMUS
Behold the hippopotamus!
We laugh at how he looks to us,
And yet in moments dank and grim,
I wonder how we look to him.
Peace, peace, thou hippopotamus!
We really look all right to us,
As you no doubt delight the eye
Of other hippopotamus.
Who is the author of the Hippopotamus?


THE GERM
A mighty creature is the germ,
Though smaller than the pachyderm.
His customary dwelling place
Is deep within the human race.
His childish pride he often pleases
By giving people strange diseases.
Do you, my poppet, feel infirm?
You probably contain a germ.
http://gardenofsong.com/kidspage/kids/nash.html


Laura Lee like little leprechauns. What poem form is this?