Friday, April 15, 2011

M is for Mirror Refrain - Mystified at the Zoo


A Monkey and His Muffin
From Branch To Branch They Sway
It Was Quite The Sight To See
When I Went To The Zoo Today

A Hippo and Her Hamburger
She Swam Away From Me
When I Went To The Zoo Today
It Was Quite The Sight To See

A Lion and His Licorice
Caused The Crowd To Shout Hooray
It Was Quite The Sight To See
When I Went To The Zoo Today

An Otter and Her Oranges
Tossed Up High Right Near A Tree
When I Went To The Zoo Today
It Was Quite The Sight To See

This form is called a Mirrored Refrain and is rhyming poetry written in quatrains.
Within the quatrain are the “mirrored refrain”. The rhyming scheme is xaBA,xbAB,xaBa,xbAB.
x does not rhyme within the poem. A and B represent the refrain.

NaPoWriMo #15
Write a poem about the wallpaper on your computer.

posted for http://tossingitout.blogspot.com
posted at http://www.napowrimo.net/

© Lisa N ~ 4/15/2011



8 comments:

  1. This is really nice. I like this. And you rhyme so effortlessly, too, that I didn't even notice it was a rhyming until I went back and read it again.

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  2. That's funny and light. I found you through the A-Z challenge Lisa. Good to make your acquaintance.
    Look forward to following your posts and writing in the future

    warm wishes
    Debbie

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  3. This is a fun poem to read. I am always amazed each time I come to your blogs at your creativity. It is just amazing. Keep up the great work.

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  4. super cute.


    Awards for you, thanks for the support!

    Bless your talent.

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  5. How can one not fall in love with a poem that starts a Monkey & His Muffin!

    LOVED this! Whimsical and sweet.

    xo

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  6. How fun. Zoos can either be inspiring or depressing. I like this take.

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  7. I loved the poem and the technique. I am going to try it with my 2nd graders and see how they do. Thanks for this post!


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