shape poems, shape poetry, ampersand shape poem

About the Poem

This is an example of a twisted shape poem, in that the words of the poem have been bent into the ampersand shape. No such trickery is needed in the case of a true shape poem, when the different lengths of the poem's lines naturally form the shape described by the poem.


Odes and Ends


Twisted shape poem (UK)
or concrete poem (US)

Key Stage

KS1, KS2, KS3


Patrick Winstanley

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