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Lemonade by Bob Raczka
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Sep 23, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: poetry
Read in September, 2011

After reading the introduction and figuring out what this book was all about, I was amazed! The premise of this book is to take one word and create a poem using only the letters in the word. To prove that only the letters in the word are being used, the author lines up each letter in the poem with each letter in the title. So not only is each poem aesthetically unique, it is also intensely clever. I was astonished to find that real, legitimate poems could be created using this technique. This would be the perfect book to use with a poetry unit. I found myself trying to create my own one-word poem...but it is hard! Here is just a teaser of one of the clever and puzzling poems within:
Earthworms
a
short
storm

worms
here

worms
there

wear
shoes

Fabulous.

Another of my favorites was
Vacation:
Action
In
A
Van
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