Forced Rhymes and How to Avoid Them

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Ready to take your poetry writing to the next level? Use an independent lesson to iron out all those forced rhymes, wrenched rhymes, and near rhymes from first-draft poems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Project the examples of forced rhymes onto the whiteboard and ask learners how they can fix the awkward phrasing; compare their responses to the edited examples in the lessons
  • Have learners use the recommendations in peer editing sessions during a poetry-writing unit
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson requires access to the Internet
  • Best used when learners have some proficiency with poetry structure and rhyme scheme
  • Each concept links to a blog entry for further explanation
  • Examples are clear and easy to understand
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