Dr Walker's Church of England Primary School

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Today we are looking at shape poems.

What is a Shape Poem?

A shape poem is a poem that describes an object, person or animal.

The special thing about a shape poem is that the words of the poem form the shape of the object, person or animal being described.

Shape poems can use full stops and capital letters like sentences.

Shape poems often use alliteration or similes.

Shape poems don’t have to rhyme!

(You will be learning about alliteration next week)


Examples of Shape Poems

Have a go at writing your own shape poem. Your shape poem can be about anything you would like it to be.


Year 1: To write a shape poem

Year 2: To write a shape poem adding similes


You can draw your own outline yourself, or to make it easier you can find an outline on the internet to use.