I had a pet cat, But not a pet bat! A couplet poem can be as short as one stanza – 2 lines It can be two stanzas – 4 lines, three stanzas – 6 lines or Can be as many stanzas as you want! The rhyming scheme of a couplet is: AA, BB, CC, DD and so on. • For instance: Cat Bat Bark Dark Flight Night • Place a space between every two rhyming lines, creating a two line stanza. I had a pet cat, But not a pet bat! It will not bark, In the dark. And not take flight, In the night! • • • • • Pets/Animals Holidays Love Freedom Nature • Whatever you want! Don’t forget to title your poem! • Informs the reader • Clue to the topic or main idea • Can set the tone and mood • As in any writing, TONE is very important and is achieved by using specific vocabulary. • If you want your writing to be silly, use humorous vocabulary. • If you want your poem to be suspenseful or scary, use words that will surprise the reader. • • • • • • • Write a minimum of a 4 stanza (8) line poem Topic – Halloween Title it Must use vocabulary that sets a tone. Use proper format Punctuation Make sure it makes sense!