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Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 2 May 2020!
This week we are “writing away, and having a play, with rhyming words for you today” with Rhyme Time.
‘Rhyme Time’ focuses on the use of rhyme to build your writing piece. You will be given six rhyming words* and need to use all of them (but not limited to these) in your response, which should be a poetry form of your choice.
*Homophones can be used as alternatives to the challenge words.
Our rhyming words this week are:
You may be thinking to yourself, How can I use rhyme in my writing?
Luckily, Kat at Literary Devices, has some examples for you.
Examples of Rhyme in Poetry
A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounding words, occurring at the end of lines in poems or songs. A rhyme is a tool utilizing repeating patterns that bring rhythm or musicality to poems. This differentiates them from prose, which is plain. A rhyme is employed for the specific purpose of rendering a pleasing effect to a poem, which makes its recital an enjoyable experience.
Classification of rhymes may be based on their positions, such as the following examples of rhyme.
“Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are”
Classification: Tail Rhyme
This is the most common type of rhyme. It occurs in the final syllable of a verse or line.
“Just turn me loose let me straddle my old saddle,
Underneath the western skies,
On my cayuse let me wander over yonder,
‘Til I see the mountains rise.”
Classification: Internal Rhyme
This is a type of rhyme in which a word at the end of a verse rhymes with another word in the same line.
“In Ayrshire hill areas, a cruise,
Inertia, hilarious, accrues,
This is a type of rhyme in which all the words of two entire lines rhyme.
“Had I but lived a hundred years ago
I might have gone, as I have gone this year,
By Warmwell Cross on to a Cove I know,
And Time have placed his finger on me there…”
Classification: Cross rhyme
This refers to matching sounds at the ends of intervening lines.
Source: LiteraryDevices Editors. “Rhyme” LiteraryDevices.net. 2013. https://literarydevices.net/rhyme/ (accessed May 2, 2020)
You may choose to use rhyme in any way you like for your response.
Good luck with your first ‘Rhyme Time’ challenge – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’ and ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #RhymeTime.
As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.