Lesson 4: Haiku and Onomatopoeia

Wrapping Up


Today you read some amazing poems about the Midwest. The poems revealed much about the people and the land of the region.

Review the definitions of onomatopoeia and quatrain. As you continue reading poetry, look for more examples of both.

Questions to Discuss

  1. Can you describe the structure of a haiku poem? (3 lines, 5-7-5 syllable pattern)
  2. What is a quatrain? (a 4-line stanza)
  3. Name three onomatopoetic words. (The words should sound like the noise the word makes, like "buzz," "chirp," or "meow.")

Things to Review

Review the different rhyming patterns often found in quatrains (aabb, abcb, abab). Review how an onomatopoeia can be an effective tool in poetry.