"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.



             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.




            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



            Get a brush and some ink

            Write on it

            Papyrus is Egyptian paper!