Monday, April 6, 2015

Practice with Meter and Rhyme

Meter and Rhyme

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All  I  could  see  from  where   I    stood         __a__

 ~          /      ~            /   ~          /   ~     /    
Was  three  long  mountains  and  a  wood;      __a__

 /   ~      /  ~        /  ~    /
Eeny, meeny,  miny,  moe   __a__
  /         ~   /  ~   /   ~        /
Catch  a  tiger  by  the  toe    __a__

Rhyme Schemes

Happy Thoughts
The world is so full           __a__
of a number of things,       __b__
I'm sure we should all       __a__
be as happy as kings.        __b__

~ by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Wise Old Owl
There was an old owl who lived in an oak;   __a__
The more he heard, the less he spoke.           __a__
The less he spoke, the more he heard,           __b__
Why aren't we like that wise old bird?          __b__

The rain is raining all around,    __a__
It falls on field and tree,             __b__
It rains on the umbrellas here,    __c__
And on the ships at sea.              __b__

~ by Robert Louis Stevenson