Join in the fun and create a shape poem with Hull Maritime Museum
What is a shape poem?
A shape poem is a poem that looks like the object it describes. For example, a poem about a leaf written in the shape of a leaf, a poem about a ball written to look like a ball… you get the gist! You can create a shape poem about anything you can see, or maybe even use a shape poem to give form to something that you can’t see. For example, what might the wind look like if you could see it? You can create an image of the wind through your poetry.
You can use lines of different lengths to help you recreate the shape of your chosen object. You can use text of different sizes. And who says poems have to be read from left to right and top to bottom? You have the freedom to write diagonally across the page, upside down, in a spiral – whatever you need to do to make the image clear for your reader.
When you’ve chosen the object you want to write about, think about using all of your senses to describe it. What colour is it? What else does it look like? What does it smell like, taste like? What is the texture like when you touch it? And if you don’t know, your imagination can tell you!
To find out more and for details on how to enter please visit February half-term fun – create a shape poem! | Maritime Hull
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