The 5 W’s of Poetry

Some poetry advice, examples, and tips aimed at primary school teachers to be used as a resource.

Poems don’t have to rhyme. The can rhyme, if that’s what you want but they don’t have to.

Before you write a poem ask yourself the
 five W’s.

1. Who is my poem about?

2. What is my poem about?

3. When is my poem happening?

4. Where is poem based, country/city/dream/lake etc ?

5. Why? Why is this idea interesting? Why does this idea stand out?  By asking these questions, a  deeper understanding can be brought to the poem.


Published by Michelle Moloney King

Bookish and paintish! Mother, wife, teacher, and follower of flow.

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