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Free Verse Poetry Worksheet
English 1 Grant Name____________
Writing a Poem
A Free Verse Poem
The Bagel — David Ignatow
I stopped to pick up the bagel
rolling away in the wind, annoyed with myself
for having dropped it, /as it were a portent.
Faster and faster it rolled, /with me running after it
bent low, gritting my teeth,
and I found myself doubled over
and rolling down the street, /head over heels,
one complete somersault after another like a bagel
And strangely happy with myself.
Directions: When you write your own free verse poem remember it has no rhymes but it does use all of the senses and tells about an idea. Think of an incident you would like to tell about; a free verse poem gives us a quick insight into life without rhymes. Consider a time when you reflected on your life. When you are finished with your poem write your whole poem on a separate sheet of paper with your name on it. Now create artwork to symbolize your free verse poem on construction paper.
Free Verse Poem (Use the back side to complete your poem if you need more room).