Finding the Rhyme in a Poem (Write Me a Poem)
by Valerie Bodden (Author)
Booktalk: The BIG Picture
An elementary exploration of rhyme and rhythm in poetry, introducing syllables, rhyme schemes, and sonnets as well as poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Includes a writing exercise.
#kidlit Writing Lesson: the small details
The second spread in the Beat and Rhythm chapter says:
POEMS are a lot like music. When you read a poem, you can hear its rhythm (RIH-thum). In music, instruments or voices make the rhythm and keep the beat. But in poetry, rhythm is made by the words.
The paragraph begins with a comparison:
POEMS are a lot like music.
Then the new term is introduced. A phonetic spelling is included:
When you read a poem, you can hear its rhythm (RIH-thum).
The comparison is expanded:
In music, instruments or voices make the rhythm and keep the beat.
The paragraph ends with more information about the new idea:
But in poetry, rhythm is made by the words.
The simplest way to explain something new is to compare it to something that the readers already know.
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