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Between Repeated Lines

using repetitive lines to organize poems
about family members


Student Writer Instructions:

Today you will be writing a poem about a family member.  Like many of the poems in Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers, your poem will feature a line that is repeated once, twice, or several times throughout your poem.

First, decide who in your family might need a poem written about him/her.  Mom?  Dan? Grandparent?  Sister?  Brother?  Aunt?  Uncle?  Cousin?  Or....?

Second, decide on an interesting line that might be repeated once, twice, or several throughout your poem.   Try to make the line somehow about the person whom you are writing the poem about.   Pressing the button below will give you some ideas for repeating lines, if you can't think of one on your own.  Will the repeating line you choose be your poem's introduction and conclusion, or might it be used throughout your poem?

Third, what interesting details about your family member will you include between the repeating lines.

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What line might you repeat in your poem?

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