HOW TO WRITE A RHYMING POEM<br />Kathleen C. Rich<br />
WHAT IS RHYMING POETRY<br /> A rhyme has the repetition of the same or similar sounds at the end of two or more words most often at the ends of lines (poetry-online, 1).<br />
TIPS TO WRITING A RHYMING POEM<br /><ul><li>Rhyming is characterized by identical sound with the accented vowel in both words and continues to the end of the word</li></ul> Examples:<br /><ul><li> plate/eight
pleat/complete</li></li></ul><li>Tips (c0nt’d)<br /><ul><li>The most common form of rhyming poetry is using end rhyme. This is where the words at the end of the lines rhyme.</li></ul>(Edge, 1) <br />
Tips (cont’d)<br /><ul><li>Using end rhyme creates a rhyme scheme.
If you have four lines and every other line rhymes it is called an abab rhyme scheme.</li></ul>I Celebrate My Wife<br />When you're near me, I feel complete;When you're not, there's a part of me missing.Your loving provides such a treat,There's no one I'd rather be kissing. <br />You're my sweetheart, my love and my life,And that is why I must say,I'm really glad you're my wife;I celebrate you on this day! <br />By Karl and Joanna Fuchs<br />(Poem source, 1)<br />
Tips (cont’d)<br /><ul><li>When first starting out write only a couple of lines of rhymed poetry
Once you feel confident write a stanza!!!</li></li></ul><li>REFERENCES<br />Edge, N (2006). Excellence in Kindergarten and Early Literacy. Retrieved from <br />http://www.cooleremail.net/users/nellie/newsletter_March.html<br />Fuchs, J (2004). Assorted Rhyming Poems. Retrieved from<br />http://www.poemsource.com/rhyming-poems.html<br />How to Do Things (2009). How To Write Poems that Rhyme: Rhyming Help. Retrieved from<br />http://www.howtodothings.com/hobbies/a2337-how-to-write-rhyming-poetry.html<br />Poetry-online. Poetry Terms and Poetry Forms. Retrieved from<br />www.poetry-online.org/poetry-terms.htm<br />