CREATIVE WRITING Poetry & Rhyme
What is rhyme? <ul><li>The basic definition of rhyme is two words that sound alike.  </li></ul><ul><li>Usually, the vowel ...
Why rhyme? <ul><li>Among many reasons, the following are the most common: </li></ul><ul><li>Rhyme helps to  unify  a poem....
Various Types of Rhyme (not fully inclusive) <ul><li>Perfect rhymes (pure, strict) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal rhyme </...
Internal Rhyme <ul><li>Rhyme inside a lines of a poem or a word inside a line that that rhymes with a word at the end of a...
End Rhyme <ul><li>Rhyme at the ends of lines of poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time frozen on a  face ...
Masculine Rhyme <ul><li>Rhyme in which only one syllable is matched. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I fe...
Feminine Rhyme <ul><li>More than one syllable rhymes.  </li></ul><ul><li>Example from William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 20” </...
Identical Rhyme <ul><li>Using the same word in repetition. </li></ul><ul><li>End rhyme or Internal Rhyme </li></ul><ul><li...
Slant Rhyme <ul><li>Slant rhyme (Near rhyme) -- is a rhyme that is close </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As we...
Eye rhyme <ul><li>Also known as visual rhyme or sight rhyme </li></ul><ul><li>a similarity in spelling between words that ...
Assonance <ul><li>Matching vowels </li></ul><ul><li>sh a ke ,  h a te </li></ul><ul><li>Assonance is sometimes used to ref...
Alliteration <ul><li>Matching initial consonants </li></ul><ul><li>( sh ort , sh ip ) </li></ul>
Apocopated Rhyme <ul><li>Occurs when the last syllable of one of the rhymes is missing. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: </li></ul><u...
Example <ul><li>The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Theme Song </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a YouTube video of the theme song. </...
Rhyme Scheme <ul><li>A  rhyme scheme  is the pattern of rhyming lines in a poem or song.  </li></ul><ul><li>It is usually ...
Example of Rhyme Scheme <ul><li>Bid me to weep, and I will  weep A </li></ul><ul><li>While I have eyes to  see ;  B </li><...
Example <ul><li>“My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can listen to two different people read it...
Food for Thought <ul><li>Rhyme works best when it doesn’t call attention to itself.  </li></ul><ul><li>A rhymed word stand...
More Rhymes <ul><li>“Glossary of Rhymes”   </li></ul>
Homework <ul><li>Write a poem that uses as many types of rhyme as you can (perfect and general). </li></ul><ul><li>Label y...
Next Class <ul><li>Meter </li></ul><ul><li>Specific Types of Rhyme Schemes </li></ul>
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    1. 1. CREATIVE WRITING Poetry & Rhyme
    2. 2. What is rhyme? <ul><li>The basic definition of rhyme is two words that sound alike. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually, the vowel sounds are the same and the consonant is different. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Book, nook </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Why rhyme? <ul><li>Among many reasons, the following are the most common: </li></ul><ul><li>Rhyme helps to unify a poem. </li></ul><ul><li>It also repeats a sound that links one concept to another, thus helping to determine the structure of a poem or emphasize an idea. </li></ul><ul><li>When two subsequent lines rhyme, it is likely that they are thematically linked . </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to a rhythm/meter; add musicality. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Various Types of Rhyme (not fully inclusive) <ul><li>Perfect rhymes (pure, strict) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal rhyme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End rhyme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Masculine rhyme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feminine rhyme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identical rhyme </li></ul></ul><ul><li>General Rhymes (use of words that are similar) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slant rhyme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye-rhyme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assonance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alliteration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apocopated rhyme </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Internal Rhyme <ul><li>Rhyme inside a lines of a poem or a word inside a line that that rhymes with a word at the end of a line </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As he spoke , the child began to choke . </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. End Rhyme <ul><li>Rhyme at the ends of lines of poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time frozen on a face </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dreams drift to a place </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Masculine Rhyme <ul><li>Rhyme in which only one syllable is matched. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I fell in the pit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And lost my mitt </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Feminine Rhyme <ul><li>More than one syllable rhymes. </li></ul><ul><li>Example from William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 20” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A woman’s face with nature’s own hand painted , Hast thou, the master mistress of my passion ; A woman’s gentle heart, but not acquainted With shifting change, as is false women’s fashion ... But since she prick’d thee out for women’s pleasure , Mine be thy love and thy love’s use their treasure . </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Identical Rhyme <ul><li>Using the same word in repetition. </li></ul><ul><li>End rhyme or Internal Rhyme </li></ul><ul><li>Ex (E. Dickinson) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We paused before a house that seemed A Swelling of the Ground — The Roof was scarcely visible--  The Cornice--in the Ground . </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Slant Rhyme <ul><li>Slant rhyme (Near rhyme) -- is a rhyme that is close </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As we walked up to the place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She entered, face locked in daze </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Eye rhyme <ul><li>Also known as visual rhyme or sight rhyme </li></ul><ul><li>a similarity in spelling between words that are pronounced differently and hence, not an auditory rhyme. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slaughter & laughter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move & love </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rain & again </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Assonance <ul><li>Matching vowels </li></ul><ul><li>sh a ke , h a te </li></ul><ul><li>Assonance is sometimes used to refer to slant rhymes. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Alliteration <ul><li>Matching initial consonants </li></ul><ul><li>( sh ort , sh ip ) </li></ul>
    14. 14. Apocopated Rhyme <ul><li>Occurs when the last syllable of one of the rhymes is missing. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trap; happen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wet; netted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease; treason </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A poem should be wordless </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As the flight of birds. </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Example <ul><li>The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Theme Song </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a YouTube video of the theme song. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>See handout for lyrics. </li></ul><ul><li>What types of rhymes do you see? Make notes on your copy as I play the song. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Rhyme Scheme <ul><li>A rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhyming lines in a poem or song. </li></ul><ul><li>It is usually referred to by using letters to indicate which lines rhyme. </li></ul><ul><li>In other words, it is the pattern of end rhymes or lines. </li></ul><ul><li>Can help when figuring out a poetic form (more on this to come). </li></ul>
    17. 17. Example of Rhyme Scheme <ul><li>Bid me to weep, and I will weep A </li></ul><ul><li>While I have eyes to see ; B </li></ul><ul><li>And having none, and yet I will keep A </li></ul><ul><li>A heart to weep for thee . B </li></ul>
    18. 18. Example <ul><li>“My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can listen to two different people read it by clicking on this link. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>See worksheet. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Food for Thought <ul><li>Rhyme works best when it doesn’t call attention to itself. </li></ul><ul><li>A rhymed word stands out. </li></ul><ul><li>Think of a rhyme as an echo. </li></ul>
    20. 20. More Rhymes <ul><li>“Glossary of Rhymes” </li></ul>
    21. 21. Homework <ul><li>Write a poem that uses as many types of rhyme as you can (perfect and general). </li></ul><ul><li>Label your rhymes (end, internal, eye, etc.) so that I know you understand what you’ve done. </li></ul><ul><li>For extra credit, include a type of rhyme we did not discuss in class today. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Next Class <ul><li>Meter </li></ul><ul><li>Specific Types of Rhyme Schemes </li></ul>
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