Point the mouse over each of these sentences and look at the poem above:
This means that the syllable pattern for Lucy Locket is 8, 6, 8, 6.
Poetry doesn't have to rhyme but much of it does. Some forms of poetry have rules about the rhyming pattern.
In Humpty Dumpty, which lines rhyme?
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the King's horses and all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
It is quite obvious that; line one rhymes with line two and then line three rhymes with line four.
This is known as having a rhyming pattern of AABB.
The following nursery rhyme has a rhyming pattern of ABAB. Point the mouse over the lines. The matching coloured words rhyme.
A limerick has a rhyming pattern of AABBA. Point the mouse over this verse:
Have a look at a book called, 'Does W trouble you?' by Gerard Benson (Puffin). It contains many styles of rhyming poems.
Two consecutive lines of poetry. They are paired in length or rhyme:
If you love me, pop and fly;