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How to Write Funny Poetry - Chapter 2
How to Rhyme
A rhyme is when two words end with the same sound. For example, moon rhymes with spoon because they both end with an oon sound. Wizard rhymes with lizard because they both end with an izard sound. In this chapter, I will show you how to find words that rhyme and what to do when you can't find a good rhyme.
An easy way to find rhymes is in your head. First figure out what sound a word ends with. If the word is cat, the sound it ends with is "at". Once you know what sound a word ends with, try adding new beginnings to the word. For example, how many words can you think of at end with the sound "at"?
Try thinking of every letter in the alphabet, and adding "at" to it. You will come up with a list that includes bat, dat, fat, gat, hat, jat, and so on. Some of these aren't real words (such as "dat", "gat" and "jat"), but many of them are, including "cat", "fat", and "hat".
Another way to find words that rhyme is with a rhyming dictionary, as I mentioned in Chapter 1. In your rhyming dictionary, you would look up "at", and it would give you a complete list of all words that end with the "at" sound.
Does it Sound the Same?
When you select a rhyme, be careful to make sure that the words sound the same. For example, if you wanted to rhyme the word rocket, you might rhyme it with pocket or socket, because these sound the same. On the other hand, you might think that it rhymes with chocolate. But notice that they don't end with the same sound. Rocket sounds like "rock it", but chocolate sounds like "chock lit". As you can see, these don't end with exactly the same sound, so they don't rhyme.
Words that almost sound the same are sometimes known as "slant rhymes". I will talk about this more in Chapter 8. For now, though, always try to make sure your rhyming words end in exactly the same sound. If you are not sure if two words rhyme, think about the last sound of each word and ask yourself if they sound exactly the same. If they do, then the words rhyme. If the last sound is close, but even just a little different, the words do not rhyme.
Which Words Should You Rhyme?
In rhyming poems, you usually only need to rhyme the last word of each line. In other words, you don't need to make as many rhymes as possible. Don't write the fat cat with the hat sat with the bat on the mat and that was that. Instead try rhyming just the last word of each line, like this:
My family has a cat.
He's really, really fat.
He sat on daddy's hat.
Now daddy's hat is flat.
In fact, you don't even have to rhyme the last word of every line. The easiest way to write a rhyming poem is to rhyme the last word of every other line, like this:
baths and showers all week long.
Though it left him awfully dirty,
no one ever smelled so strong!
In the poem above, only the words long and strong are rhymed. So if you can think up just a few words that rhyme, you can write your own rhyming poetry.
There are other ways to rhyme besides the ones I've shown so far. We will get to each of these later in the book, in Chapter 8. But you don't need to know advanced rhyming to write funny poems. As long as you can tell if two words sound the same, you can make up rhymes and you can write your own rhyming funny poems.Source(s): http://www.poetry4kids.com
- 2 decades ago
Haircut, Haircut, cuts my hair,
Let my head to breathe the air.
What should I need to repair,
Something that you never care.