Rhyming in Poetry
Words that rhyme have the same end sound.
Sometimes they have the same ending letters which helps us know they rhyme.
Sometimes they have different ending letters, but are still rhyming words as they make the same sound.
You can work out the rhyme scheme of a poem by labelling the words that rhyme with each other. This will help you see the pattern of the poem.
If a poem's first and third lines rhyme you should label those A.
If the second and fourth lines of the poem rhyme, label these B.
Then you can see your four line poem has an A B A B rhyme scheme.
If all four lines rhyme with each other, this would be an A A A A rhyme scheme.
You could also have an A A B B rhyme scheme, or A B B A. There are lots of possibilities!
You’re now going to have a go at writing your own poem using an A A B B rhyme scheme.
It will be based on an animal – like the poem about Bertie the frog or the eagle in Activity 2.
First choose your animal and think about what they are like.
Then, write your poem. It should be four lines long and follow the A A B B rhyme scheme.
Challenge yourself: If you’re really enjoying it, you could carry on and write another four lines using the same rhyme scheme.
If you’re struggling to think of an animal, choose one from images below.
One hundredth is one part of 100 and is written as a fraction like this ¹/₁₀₀. The denominator is 100.
41 hundredths is four tenths and one hundredth and is written as a fraction like this ⁴¹/₁₀₀.
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