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Alice into the Wonderland Shape Poetry activity that is writing

Poems may be such a joy to publish and are one the quickest and easiest activities that are writing there! Not everybody can write a 500 words story each day, you could write a short poem, like a haiku or a Clerihew poem. We decided to look at one of the most creative forms of poetry, shape poems today! And because is also Lewis Carroll’s birthday we decided to take inspiration from Alice in the Wonderland today. So, carry on reading if you’d like to learn the principles of shape poetry in order to find some examples of Alice into the Wonderland shape poetry!

Shape Poetry Tips

Before we begin with the Alice into the Wonderland shape poetry activity, here are a few methods for writing shape poems:

  1. Before jumping in, the first thing you needs to do is decide in the model of your poem and theme. For example, if you’re writing a poem about vampires, you most likely may wish to use a bat because the shape of your poem.
  2. Don’t over-complicate shadows and details to your shape. Ensure that it stays simple, only use outlines and basic shapes (you might find a few examples below relating to Alice in the Wonderland).
  3. Plan your poem out before writing it to your shape. You should use a separate little bit of scrap paper for this. When you’re ready, you can then write it in a shape format.
  4. Using a pencil, lightly outline or draw your shape onto your paper. Then write your words matching the outline. This can provide a guideline that is neat your poetry.

Now the rules are known by us for the game, let’s begin the game! Using Alice in the Wonderland (books or movies) as a source of inspiration, can you write a shape poem using the following objects?

  • Teacup
  • Cat
  • Clock
  • Rabbit
  • Hat
  • Now think of your personal shape.

You get points to get the following correct:

  • After the model of the thing in your poem.
  • Using words connecting into the model of your poem.
  • Using ideas and details regarding the Alice within the Wonderland story.
  • Using descriptive or words that are emotional create a picture in your readers head.

If you’d like some inspiration or ideas below are some examples of Alice within the Wonderland shape poems, which you can use as a guideline.

Teacup shape poem

Tea Party into the woods that are murky.
Creatures from all over are invited.
Wear your best hat and bring your favourite dessert.
There’s lots of tea for everyone, rabbit, mat hatter…
And even those little birds.
So, come and join us for a essay writing fun time.

Chesire cat shape poem

Chesire cat with a smile how big the moon.
Watching my every move.
One minute you’re here.
The second your gone.
Please, come back when I actually need you!
I like your tail that is bushy and wide eyes.
have you been my imagination or real?
I hope to discover!

Clock shape poem

Time ticking away. Tick tock, tick tock.
Cant go back.
Don’t want to move forward.
I’ll just jump down a hole.
Enter a whole world that is new.
Where cats talk and rabbits wear clothes.
But don’t eat the cake!
as soon as I come back.
I’ll be whole!

Rabbit shape poem

Go run little rabbit, run!
Time is running out!
Save wonderland.
Be cautious about the beasts that lurk in the woods.
And don’t let the hatter that is mad you.
Find Alice before it’s too late!
Now go RUN!

Mad Hatter’s hat shape poem

Hats of so many colours, shapes and sizes.
Have your ever deen a group so big and bold?
I like them all!
Hats for each and every occasion…
Winter, summer as well as Halloween!
But which one today?

Now it’s your turn! We might like to see your Alice when you look at the Wonderland shape poems! You can share all of them with us either using the comments below or on social media using #imagineforest. For the time being, why not have a look at our other fun writing activities for kids and writing prompts.