In chapter 9 we read Jabber’s slam poem. We liked it a lot, and we realised it was very powerful!

Let’s see some characteristics of Slam Poetry:

Slam Poetry is a kind of oral poetry: it’s written to be recited and performed live in front of an audience. Slam Poetry is usually very passionate, because it’s about topics that are very important for the authors.

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Click here to read 5 tips for Slam Poetry and pay attention to them! You’re going to write your OWN slam poem and you will need them 😉

Now, follow the guideline below to create your super unique Slam Poem!

  1. Title: You know what it’s like, right?
  2. You know what it’s like, right?
  3. The _____________, the _________________, (two characteristic elements)
  4. The way ______________________________ (something happens)
  5. To _______________________ (verb + activity)
  6. You know what it’s like, right?
  7. ________________like ______________ (the way you feel: metaphor)
  8. ________________ as_________________ (the way you feel: simile)
  9. “____________________________” (something other people say)
  10. “____________________________” (something other people say)
  11. But all I can think is
  12. _____________________________ (what you think)
  13. I want to ____________________ (something you want to do)
  14. That’s what I want.
  15. The End!