Rhyme • Rhyming words have the same end sound • Ex. ball and fall; share and care; glad and bad • Keep in mind that rhyme depends on sound, not on spelling • Here and There do not rhyme but have similar spelling • Here and Fear do rhyme
Tough Dough Stood Pair Blue Weighed Toe Here Rhyming Pairs • Rearrange this list of words into rhyming pairs: • Spite • Smile • Enough • Should • Mare • Through • Said • Dear • Aisle • Bread • Made • Pearl • Die • Fly • Twirl • Plight
Rhyme Scheme • A rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhyming lines in a poem or in lyrics for music. It is usually referred to by using letters to indicate which lines rhyme.
Rhyme Scheme • For example "abab" indicates a four-line stanza in which the first and third lines rhyme, as do the second and fourth. Bid me to weep, and I will weep, While I have eyes to see; And having none, yet I will keep A heart to weep for thee.
Label the Rhyme Scheme Murmuring how she loved me -- sheToo weak, for all her heart's endeavour,To set its struggling passion freeFrom pride, and vainer ties dissever,And give herself to me for ever. Rhyme Scheme: a b a b b Cinquain
Label the Rhyme Scheme I THINK that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the sweet earth's flowing breast; Rhyme Scheme: a a b b Couplets
Label the Rhyme Scheme There once was a man from Nantucket Who kept all his cash in a bucket. But his daughter, named Nan, Ran away with a man And as for the bucket, Nantucket. Rhyme Scheme: a a b b a Limerick
Limericks • A limerick is a five-line poem written with one couplet and one triplet. • If a couplet is a two-line rhymed poem, then a triplet would be a three-line rhymed poem. • The rhyme pattern is a a b b a with lines 1, 2 and 5 containing 3 beats and rhyming, and lines 3 and 4 having two beats and rhyming.
Limericks • Some people say that the limerick was invented by soldiers returning from France to the Irish town of Limerick in the 1700's. • Limericks are meant to be funny. • The last line of a good limerick contains the PUNCH LINE or "heart of the joke."
Complete this Limerick There once was a pauper named Meg Who accidentally broke her _______. She slipped on the ______. Not once, but thrice Take no pity on her, I __________.
Writing Limericks • Make a list of 5 – 6 places you have visited or lived (cities, provinces/states, countries, etc.) • Choose 2 places that are easiest to rhyme. • Brainstorm at least 3 words that rhyme with that word • Beijing: bring, fling, king, Ming, opening, ring, sing, sling, sting, thing…
Writing a Limerick • Using the templates below, write a limerick by filling in your words. • You must use past tense. There once was a ______________ from __________________. All the while s/he hoped _______________________________. So s/he _______________________________. And _________________________________. That ___________________ from ________________________.