Wet Cement

Wet Cement

A Mix of Concrete Poems

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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"Who says words need to be concrete? This collection shapes poems in surprising and delightful ways. Concrete poetry is a perennially popular poetic form because they are fun to look at. But by using the arrangement of the words on the page to convey the meaning of the poem, concrete or shape poems are also easy to write! From the author of the incredibly inventive Lemonade: And Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word comes another clever collection that shows kids how to look at words and poetry in a whole new way"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781626722361
Branch Call Number: J 811.6 RAC
Characteristics: 43 pages


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Bob Raczka thinks of poems as "word paintings" and each of these 21 poems are playfully arranged to visually resemble what each poem is about. For example, the first poem "Takeoff" looks like a plane taking off. While short, the poems are amusing, thoughtful, and will generate... Read More »

Wet Cement is a fun collection of concrete poems by a word master. Each poetry shape and poem title is another puzzle that gives meaning to the poem. These are unexpected and clever!

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KCLS_RobinH Sep 06, 2016

Delightful, especially for use in a classroom, or with students interested in short, witty picture poems.

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