RHYMING POETRY Alexis Jacoby
What is a rhyming word? • If two words end with the same sound … they rhyme. • Near rhymes are words that almost rhyme. The final sounds are similar but not exactly alike.
Other types of rhymes • One syllable rhyme • fall and ball • Two syllable rhyme • turkey and murky
Quatrains • Quatrains are four line poems that can follow one of four patterns. • AABB • ABAB • ABBA • ABCB • When quatrains are combined to make a long poem, each group of four lines is called a stanza.
Examples of Quatrain poems AABB I Love Fall Unknown Author I love fall! Fall is exciting.It's apples and cider.It's an airborne spider.It's pumpkins in bins.It's burrs on dog's chins.It's wind blowing leaves.It's chilly red knees.It's nuts on the ground.It's a crisp dry sound.It's green leaves turningAnd the smell of them burning.It's clouds in the sky.It's fall. That's why...I love fall. ABCB Hooray For Thanksgiving Unknown Author It’s Thanksgiving dinner; Let’s not be late; There’s lots of good food, So fill your plate. With pie at the end, It can’t be beat; Hooray for Thanksgiving, There’s so much to eat!
Examples of Quatrain poems ABAB November By: Alice Cary The leaves are fading and falling; The winds are rough and wild; The birds have ceased their calling-- But let me tell you, my child ABBA A Fall Song By: Ellen Robena Field Golden and red trees Nod to the soft breeze, As it whispers, "Winter is near;" And the brown nuts fall At the wind's loud call, For this is the Fall of the year.
Your Turn! • Everyone will write a short 4 to 6 (more if you’d like) line poem using one of the quatrain formats. • Suggested topic / idea: • Fall or Thanksgiving • When you’re finished writing, draw a picture that illustrates your poem.
SOURCES • http://www.suite101.com/content/rhyming-poem-lesson-a37617 • http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/fall/kids-poems-rhyme • http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/thanksgiving/poems-rhymes/ • http://www.proteacher.org/a/33910_Poetry_projects.html