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What is a zombie?What does a zombie
look like?Act like?
Sound like?Smell like?
Dramatic pause for what will (hopefully) be fabulous answers.
NO!You are all
A zombie looks, acts, sounds and
smells just like an…
…8th grader who has
just finished 5 days of
So, now that we’ve established that Ms. Nielsen has an entire
classroom full of zombies…
… let’s write poetry about ourselves!
And other zombies!
FYI: Ms. Nielsen really is freaked out by the idea of zombies, and they are but it seems so appropriate for the occasion that we’re doing zombie poetry anyway.
Let’s write a haiku zombie poem!
Oh you lucky, lucky, teenage zombies. You don’t get to do awesome stuff like this in science and math, now do you?
What is a haiku, you
A haiku is a dense little nugget of poetry with some very simple rules: it has to be three lines, and those lines have to be five syllables, seven syllables, and five syllables. That's it. http://www.zombierama.com/brainwaves/haikuform.html
That's it. Of course, there has to be some poetic merit. It can't just be 17 syllables chopped into three bits. But it can be about anything. So why not zombies? http://www.zombierama.com/brainwaves/haikuform.html
Here’s an example:Nothing more terriblethan zombie adolescence . . .except Grandpa's breath.
3 lines of poetry: 5/7/5 syllables
5 syllables No/thing/ more/ smell/y/7 syllables than/ zom/bie/ a/do/le/scence5 syllables ex/cept/ Grand/pa's/ breath.
Do you want to see some more examples of zombie haiku?
Of course you do! Most of the haiku on the next few
slides are from www.zombierama.com
but Ms. Nielsen did write one of them. Can you guess which one?
Zombie Bruce Springsteenwas not "Born to Run"; no, hewas born to eat brains.
Crowding in the streetThe zombies shuffle their feetNo one left to eat.
Dismembered zombiesHeads roll around on the floor.Soccer, anyone?
Wading, the fish nip
and nibble off my ankles.
Oh, no! Zombie fish!
Playing fetch with Spotis dangerous when the boneshe brings back still move.Zombies are no fun,When you see one you must run,Or shoot with your gun.
Slick shiny jiggly
and red, is it jello or
a snack for undead? (written by Chris Crowe)
The vegan zombiecares not for sweet grey matterthey cry out for graaaaaaaaaaains!
Crowding in the streetThe zombies shuffle their feetNo one left to eat
After surgeryZombies cleanup and delightIn take-out dinner.
I hunger for yourdelicious cerebellum.Where's the ice cream scoop?
Autumn's bold decay
cannot stop the oncoming
waves of undead flesh.
Now it’s time for you to write your own
One final word:• Zombies are gross
and disgusting, but please don’t may your
haiku so disgusting that we’re crossing the line into violating school, state or federal laws or the rules of human decency.