Book Creator

Poetry Project

by Nicole Galanti


Poetry Project
Mrs. Galanti
7th Grade
Language Arts
You will be creating your very own poetry book!! You will be writing 10 original poems:
1 Shape Poem
1 Word Cinquain
1 Syllable Cinquain
1 Haiku
1 Diamante
2 Acrostic (minimum of 6 letter words)
1 Question Poem (minimum of 6 lines)
1 Character Poem
1 Free Verse Poem (minimum of 8 lines)

  • Your poetry book must have a cover that includes the title of your book, your first and last name, and period number
  • Your cover must also include pictures/designs
  • Each poem should be on a separate page
  • Each page should have pictures, designs, video or audio

**Use the poetry examples as a guide to assist you in creating your poetry books


  1. Choose a topic
  2. Write a poem about the topic
  3. Lightly draw an outline of the picture in pencil
  4. Copy the words of your poems around the outline of your drawing
  5. Erase the outline, keeping only the words


Line 1 – one word which states the subject
Line 2 – two words which describe the subject
Line 3 – three words which express action
Line 4 – four word phrase which expresses a feeling
Line 5 – a one word synonym for subject in line 1  

Cold, creamy
Eating, giggling, licking
It tastes so good
Ice Cream


Line 1 – two syllables 
Line 2 – four syllables
Line 3 – six syllables
Line 4 – eight syllables
Line 5 – two syllables

Bat cracks against
The pitch, sending it out
Over the back fence, I did it!

A haiku is an unrhymed three-line poem. It is based on a traditional Japanese poetic form. Though there are different ways to write haiku, the traditional pattern in English is to write the first and last lines with five syllables each, and the middle line with seven syllables. In other words, the pattern of syllables looks like this:

Line 1: 5 syllables
Line 2: 7 syllables
Line 3: 5 syllables
Over the wintry
forest, winds howl in  rage
with no leaves to blow.

Line 1: subject/topic - a noun (line 7 will be the opposite of line 1)
Line 2: two adjectives that describe line 1
Line 3: three -ing verbs about line 1
Line 4: four nouns, the first two are about line 1 and the second two are about line 7
Line 5: three -ing verbs about line 7
Line 6: two adjectives that describe line 7
Line 7: the opposite of line 1 - a noun

A Diamante poem is a 7 line poem in the shape of a diamond that starts with one topic or subject and ends in the exact opposite. There is a specific format for word choice and placement. 

Fiery, Yellow
Burning, Blinding, Exploding
Flame, Light, Night, Crescent
Shining, Orbiting, Reflecting
Cold, Silver