You’ve probably read a piece of fiction in which you connected with one of the characters. Whether you saw yourself in the character, wanted to be more like that character, or the character’s story portrayed something important about your life and who you are, let your favorite character inspire your entry in K12’s 2016 Poetry Contest.

Simply compose a haiku, cinquain, limerick, ballad, sonnet, free verse, or any other poetry writing style that suits your fancy, about that character, and enter for a chance to win!

Start composing your poetic masterpiece today! Prizes will be given to the top three winners in each grade.

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  • Sweet Hermia
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    Hermia, Hermia, sweet sweet Hermia Lysander loved you so But when you told Helena about your flight it gave Demetrius quite a...

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    My name is Cole Cash P. I am in the 8th Grade my homeroom teacher is Mrs. Byrnes the fictional story I am using that...

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    The Land of the Great Oz Written by: Evangelina S. Dorothy dances, Toto prances, It’s a different world they’re in,...

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    Tinker bell is really swell You would never know it’s her Even if it were Cause without her bell You could never tell Her...

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    Oh how I like honey. It is very funny. Because I like honey. Oh yes it is. Oh yes it is. So very funny. Honey is delicious...

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    He thinks, He figures out, He knows, He is the marvelous, Sherlock Holmes

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    His nose grows when he lies, he may be wood but he can be very wise. And with Jiminy Cricket by his side Pinnochio can be filled...

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    Bravery and Smarts Go a long way In Hogwarts They save the day Hermione Granger This describes she Bravest soul Alive

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    Brilliant and practical She spun webs of silk That were magical Loyal to friends She worked tirelessly Till the end A...

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    Come visit me an my looking glass It holds the definition of beauty from future to past Looks matter, yes But you are even...

  • The Woman with a Sword: Eowyn
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    Who killed the Dark Lord? A woman. Who vanquished him with her sword? A woman. No soldier as brave as her, and fearless she...

  • Stuart Little
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    Stuart is a mouse, and he lives in the little's house. Stuart's not very tall, but he can do it all. He dresses...

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    Camp Halfblood calls to the one that commands the cool waves in summertime.

  • A Girl Named Little Bo Peep
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    A Girl Named Little Bo Peep by Annabelle Barger There was a girl named Little Bo Peep, One day she lost her sheep, She did not...

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    I know a guy named Peter Pan, He came to me to Neverland. He told me it was a dreamland. a place like no other. You can fly...

  • Rafe series by James Patterson
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    I am as quick as a rabbit, slow as a sloth small as a mouse, big as an elephant nice as a kitten, mean as a tiger hot as...

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    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Look! A white rabbit! So divine Looks like he’s running out of time Into a hole Down he...

  • Little Red Riding Hood Haiku
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    Brave, Fearless in red Little Red Riding Hood style The wolf could not win

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    Hollow walls echo beyond my empty ears How did I ever end up here? A romance guided by angered breath, And the consequences—...

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    Their name is rare, their faces fair, yet they're known by all. With big and tall, summer and fall, their voice heard nearly...

  • Alice in Wonderland
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    Alice and the Rabbit-Hole By Alexandria T. Down the rabbit-hole she fell Thinking of a certain doom On a quest to find...

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    I'm a little lost Like Alice I'm in a hurry like the white Rabbit. I'm a bit in insane Like the Cheshire Cat...

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    I once knew a guy whose name was Sam, He enjoyed odd foods like green ham. He ate it for breakfast, he ate it for lunch, He...

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    Science bros for life He's is green when he is angry Talking about bruce banner, he's not really scary...

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    Harry Potter is my favorite The one with wild encounters With lockets, potions, and goblets And jelly beans of odd flavors...