"How To" Poem




Poetry Description:



 A “How To” poem consists of a list of instructions. The first line tells the subject. The ending wraps it all up. It is a variation of a list poem.

 

Applications for History Class:

This type of poem can explain a process or task.

 

Directions:

             The first line of the poem should name the task in some way. 
Next there is a list of instructions about how to achieve this task. The last line wraps up the entire poem. 
This poem may or may not rhyme.

 

Sample: 


 

            Making Papyrus

            Find the plant

            Cut some stalks

            Slice the stems

            Lay them flat

            Vertically and horizontally

            Press them hard

            Let the pulp be like glue

            Dry

            Cut

            Get a brush and some ink

            Write on it

            Papyrus is Egyptian paper!