Interested in poetry?
Combine rhyme and meter using this fill-in-the-blank poetry activity for kids, adults, and everyone in-between!
A. Review: Rhyme
Remember the lesson about rhyming?
These are examples of words that rhyme:
stop, hop, lop, plop
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B. Review: Meter
Remember the lesson about meter?
Here are two lines that have four beats, or stresses:
Twinkle, Twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
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C. Fill-in-the-blank poem
Below is a fill-in-the-blank poem where the basic idea and structure is there and you get to fill in the blanks! This poem has a strong meter as well as an AABB rhyme scheme (lines 1 and 2 rhyme with each other and lines 3 and 4 rhyme). If the word is at the end of the line, make sure you keep the rhyme scheme. Give it a try!
My (noun) is/are cold
And my (noun) is/are old.
My (noun) is/are hot
But my (noun) is/are not.
My (noun) is/are blue,
My (noun) too,
But not my (noun) ,
Because it’s/they’re (noun) .
I have a (noun)
And he/she/it has a (noun) .
I/We (verb) outside
But I/we (verb) inside.
My (noun) is tall,
My (noun) is small,
And that is all,
Noun: a person, place, thing, or idea
Verb: an action word
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