is when a poem follows a distinct pattern of sound at the end of each line. This provides a momentum for the poem, keeping the reader engaged for what comes next. When identifying, label each matching sound with a corresponding letter of the alphabet, starting with A. Look for it here:
"Sick" by Shel Silverstein
Choose by S.M.(M).L.
Strawberries are rubescent
as if glowing from within.
As for berries, they have the sweetest scent;
the taste is best when dribbled down your chin.
Like a heart, they are tender.
When plucked too hard, they will bruise,
but like the broken heart, they too will stain
the hands of the offender.
So when you pick, make sure with care you choose.
There's a poet in my soul; she's always been there, but is often neglected. I'm letting her out here. I hope you will too. Here's some unsolicited advice: When your poet speaks to you, just let it out, there's something there, I promise you. Here you'll find ideas about how to hone your craft as I practice mine and lead you to some of my favorite published poems and poets.
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