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Song & Rhyme Poetry

Yesterday I talked about rhyming poetry which can be challenging, but they’re still fun to write. Rhyming is good practice for exploring musicality in language and experimenting with word play.

Let’s Get creative:

For this exercise you just need a song — a simple rhythmic and rhyming song, a short pop song will work well. Rewrite the lyrics but keep the rhythm and rhyme scheme intact, you need to find rhyming pairs (like dance and prance). As you practice the rhyming will become more natural. To help you can always try a rhyming dictionary or a thesaurus.

Here are a couple variations that you can use for this exercise:

Try it with a famous poem, possibly Shakespeare? or with nursery rhymes: Jack and Jill went up the hill; or Hickory Dickory Dock – as I have below!


Published by poetisatinta

I was born and live in rural North Wales (UK) and found poetry again after a lifetime, so grateful I did :)

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