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What are the Different Elements Between Poems with Rhythm, Rhyme, and Alliteration?
Learning about the use and special features of poetry.
Overview Of The Lesson
You will be taught the use of and special features of poetry.
You will be provided with many examples.
You will then be tested to see how well you can read and identify these different kinds of poetry.
What is a Rhyming Poem?
A rhyming poem is a verse poem that contains rhyming words at the end of certain lines.
Example: Night time by Lee Bennet Hopkins
How do dreams know
when to creep
into my head
when I fall off
Types of Rhyming Poems
There are many types of rhyming poems. Here are names of some of them.
The Ballad Stanza (including the short and long)
An Example of a Limerick
What is a limerick, Mother?
It's a form of verse, said brother
In which lines one and two
Rhyme with five when it's through
And three and four rhyme with each other.
The Purpose of Rhyming Poems
Rhyming is a sound device.
Rhyming poems are often used for humor. These poems are fun to read.
Lets see some more poems with rhymes.
A Rhyming Poem
Marty Smarty went to a party
In her jumbo jet.
After tea she jumped in the sea
And got her pants all wet.
You’re wonderful stuff,
I love you, spaghetti,
I can’t get enough.
You’re covered with sauce
And you’re sprinkled with cheese,
Oh, give me some please.
What is Alliteration?
A poem with alliteration repeats the initial consonant sounds closely together.
Example: Sheila Shorter sought a suitor;
Shelia sought a suitor short.
Sheila’s suitor sure to suit her;
Short’s the suitor Sheila sought!
by Michael Rosen
The Purpose of Alliteration Poems
Alliteration poems tend to be tongue twisters.
Alliteration is a sound device.
They are written for the fun they bring when they are read.
Lets see more poems with alliteration.
An Alliteration Poem
Another Alliteration Poem
A fly and a flea flew up in a flue.
Said the fly to the flea, “What shall we do?”
“Let’s fly,” said the flea.
“Let’s flee,” said the fly.
So they fluttered and flew up a flaw in the flue.
More Tongue Twisters
“Night, night, Knight”, said one Knight
to the other knight the other night.
“Night, night, Knight.”
Super Tongue Twister!
Esau Wood sawed wood. Esau Wood would saw wood. Oh, the wood that Wood would saw! One day Esau Wood saw a saw saw wood as no other woodsaw Wood ever saw would saw wood. Of all the woodsaws Wood ever saw saw wood, Wood never saw a woodsaw that would saw wood like the woodsaw Wood saw would saw wood. Now Esau Wood saws with that saw he saw saw wood.
What is Rhythm?
Any poem has the chance of having rhythm.
A poem has rhythm if the reader of the poem gives the poem rhythm.
For a poem to have rhythm, it has to be read following a pattern with its syllables. For example:
da, da, dadada da da, da, da, dadada da da,
da, da, dadada da da, da, da, dadada da da.
Example of Rhythm
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
and of all the king’s horses and all of the
couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together
Practice Your Rhythm
Clankity Clankity Clankity Clank!
Ankylosaurus was built like a tank,
Its hide was a fortress as sturdy as steel,
It tended to be an inedible meal.
It was armored in front, it was armored behind,
There wasn’t a thing on its minuscule mind,
It waddled about on its four stubby legs,
Nibbling on plants with a mouthful of pegs.
Ankylosaurus was best left alone,
Its tail was a cudgel of gristle and bone,
Clankity Clankity Clankity Clank!
Ankylosaurus was built like a tank.
By: Jack Prelutsky
More Rhythm Practice
Whatever made you fade,
You’ve traveled on, Iguanodon,
We wish you could have stayed.
We’ve sought you everywhere,
Both here and yon, Iguanodon,
But failed to find you there.
You were a gentle kind,
But now you’re gone, Iguanodon,
And left your bones behind. By: Jack Prelutsky
Time For Review!
What is a rhyme? Give me an example.
What is rhythm? Give me an example.
What is alliteration? Give me an example.
I’ve got rhythm!