both prose and poetry may have rhythm and rhyme, they are most apparent in
poetry. Rhythm is a sound pattern based on stressed and unstressed syllables.
Rhyme is two or more words that have a corresponding sound, especially at the
end of the word, as in "light" and "night." Poets often
place rhyming words at the end of a line, but they may also place them in the
middle of a line, which is called interior rhyme.
Teaching poetry can be made easy with a little wit, a splash of humor, and a dash of fun. This reading set has all that and mor...
Reading Set: 12 Passages
Many children are
already familiar with the Mother Goose nursery rhymes, which makes them easier
to read for beginning reader...
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It’s hard to believe
that the same person who wrote “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” could write charming
children’s poetry, but Rob...
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Macabre, dark, foreboding;
these adjectives are often used to describe the works of Edgar Allan Poe. While
this is true of ma...
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"For never was there a tale of more
woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo." The last lines of William
Shakespeare's "Romeo an...
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Written by Emma Lazurus in 1883, this poem appears o...
141 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Theme
by Francis Scott Key
Before it was the "The Star-Spangled Banner," the ly...
412 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Summary
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