I am participating in RhyPiBoMo.
This month we are learning about and celebrating rhyming picture books.
Good rhymes are harder than you think to write.
You have to think about rhythm, stresses, beats, rhyme schemes, alliteration, repetition, syllables, consonance, assonance, onomatopoeia and even feet!
And you thought writing in rhyme was easy.
Here are some rhyming lines from picture books I thought I would share with you:
Thank you for play dates, for swings and for slides.
Thank you for hopscotch and piggyback rides.
How do I love you, little one? Let me count the ways . . .
One in sunshine; two in snow; three on rainy days.
Another inky evening's here
the air is cool and calm and clear.
We've feasted, fluttered, swooped, and soared,
and yet . . . we're still a little bored.
If I could, I'd sing a song
to make the stars wink all night long.
Jack heard a noise that rocked the floor.
He heard a noise that shook the door.
Jack heard . . . a snore.
Back yard picnics
big black ants.
In our baskets
Up our pants.
Can you guess which picture books they were taken from?
Take a guess - but you'll never guess the last one. I snuck that one in on you - it is from one of my manuscripts :o)
Can you make a rhyme using this picture as a word prompt?
Here is my painful attempt:
(I write from experience)
I am green
my eyes bug out
If you touch me,
you will shout!
Or should I say - Happy Rhyming!