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  1. The Sneetches Feature Menu Introducing the Poem Literary Focus: Rhyme and Rhyme Scheme

  2. The Sneetchesby Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)

  3. The Sneetchesby Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) Does your school have cliques? Insiders and outsiders? How do you know when someone belongs to a particular group? How do people from different groups treat each other? Why is belonging to a group so important?

  4. The Sneetchesby Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) People are different all over the world. In what ways are all people alike? [End of Section]

  5. The SneetchesLiterary Focus: Rhyme and Rhyme Scheme As you read “The Sneetches,” you will be asked to analyze rhyme and rhyme scheme in the poem. Everyone recognizes a rhyme—two words that make the same chiming sound. rose fly nose eye

  6. The SneetchesLiterary Focus: Rhyme and Rhyme Scheme A rhyme is the repetition of accented vowel sounds and all the sounds following. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire, burn; and, caldron, bubble. William Shakespeare from Macbeth Double, double toil and trouble; Fire, burn; and, caldron, bubble. William Shakespeare from Macbeth Double,doubletoil andtrouble; Fire, burn; and, caldron,bubble. William Shakespeare from Macbeth Rhymes • don’t have to look or be spelled alike • usually occur at the end of lines • sometimes occur within lines • help create rhythm in poetry

  7. The SneetchesLiterary Focus: Rhyme and Rhyme Scheme Rhyme can also help create humor in a poem. To keep his poems galloping along with catchy rhymes, Dr. Seuss often made up words thars berked eaches to rhyme with real words. stars jerked beaches What other word did Dr. Seuss make up to rhyme with beaches?

  8. The SneetchesLiterary Focus: Rhyme and Rhyme Scheme Poets often use a pattern of rhyme, called a rhyme scheme, in a poem. To find the rhyme scheme, mark the first line and all the lines that rhyme with it with an a.

  9. The SneetchesLiterary Focus: Rhyme and Rhyme Scheme Poets often use a pattern of rhyme, called a rhyme scheme, in a poem. Then, mark the next line that does not rhyme with the first with b. The rhyme scheme in these lines is abab.

  10. The SneetchesLiterary Focus: Rhyme and Rhyme Scheme A poem’s meter is its repeated pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables. Meter is the most obvious kind of rhythm in a poem. To find a poem’s meter, first read the poem aloud.

  11. The SneetchesLiterary Focus: Rhyme and Rhyme Scheme Then, mark each stressed syllable you hear with the symbol ’. Mark each unstressed syllable with the symbol ˘. This marking is called scanning.

  12. The SneetchesLiterary Focus: Rhyme and Rhyme Scheme Variation is important in a poem with a strong, regular beat. An unchanging beat can be boring. As you read “The Sneetches” aloud, notice how Dr. Seuss varies the pattern of syllables in the poem. [End of Section]

  13. The Sneetches The End