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princess asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 2 months ago

Poem help? For english?

I am struggling because the poem is a stanza and most stanza usually has rhythm in the poem. And if there's rhythm in the poem could explain why?

St. George

By Nancy Senior

My dragon always loved walks

He used to go to the wall

where the golden chain hung

and take it in his mouth

laying his head on my lap

sideways, so the fire wouldn't burn my skirt

He looked so funny that way

with his wings dragging the floor

and his rear end high up

because he couldn't bend his hind legs

With him on the leash, I could go anywhere

No band of robbers dared attack

This morning in the woods

we had stopped for a drink

where a spring gushes out of a cave

when suddenly, a man in armor

riding a white horse

leaped out of the bushes

crying "Have no fear

I will save you"

And before I could say a word

he had stabbed my dragon in the throat

and leaping down from the horse

cut off his head

and held it up for me to see

the poor eyes still surprised

and mine filling with tears

He hadn't even had time to put out his claws

And the man said

"Don't cry, Maiden

You are safe now

But let me give some good advice

Don't ever walk alone in the woods

for the next time you meet a dragon

there might not be a knight around to save you"

It would be great if you could help thank you!

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It's more about the inflection than the words.

    Try making up a melody to go with it.

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  • 2 months ago

    wait what are you confused about again? Rhythm is how you stress the poem and you do it so that the poem sounds sort of like a song or a tune

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