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?
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!
- Anonymous2 months ago
It's more about the inflection than the words.
Try making up a melody to go with it.
- 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