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Grade 8 Wheeler English  

Lines & Rhymes: Shape Poem (page2)


A shape poem gets its name from its shape. Of course, all written poems have shape, but some use the shape to reimforce or emphpasize the meaning. For example, a poem may be shaped like its subject-- a seal or a skateboard.

Other poems are almost all shape, using words as fill or as paint strokes. These are called concrete poems.

Here are some more examples: