Poetry Prompt 19 – Rhyme and Reason

write a poem which uses rhyme to communicate a serious topic in a light hearted way

Today’s prompt is to write a poem which uses rhyme to communicate a serious topic in a light hearted way

You might like to consider:

  • What serious topic should you approach – is there something you feel strongly about?
  • How can you incorporate rhyme without seeming to belittle your serious message?
  • How can you use rhyme to help you to make your point?
  • Should you use rhyme throughout or just in places to emphasise a point?
  • What type of rhyming scheme should you use?
  • Should you use a regular rhythm to emphasis your rhyme or go for something more subtle?

Happy reading, happy writing -and if you do write, don’t forget to post your poem (in full or as a link) in the comments below so we can all enjoy it.

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24 Responses to Poetry Prompt 19 – Rhyme and Reason

  1. Don’t you ever
    Go to bed?
    You’re far too clever
    Is what I said.
    You’ll find you’ll never
    Clear your head.
    Your next endeavor?
    To bed! To bed!
    O_o

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  5. CC Champagne says:

    Should perhaps not have written this while I was hungry… *smile* http://ccchampagne.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/advice-for-aging/

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  7. I wrote something at 3am and then this morning I discovered I had written this one earlier…I think I am writing in my sleep sometimes:) http://tracesofthesoul.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/emily-mae/

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  9. PookyH says:

    My effort: You Never Lived Inside my Tummy | Pooky’s Poems
    https://pookypoetry.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/you-never-lived-inside-my-tummy/ <You never lived inside my tummy

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