How to write poetry: Quatrains

How to write poetry: Quatrains

Rhyming poems are a great way to introduce kids to poetry. Teach the kids how to write some great kids poems that are fun and silly, all the while learning some valuable lessons in poetry and writing.

What you need:

  • grey lead pencil for writing
  • paper

Number of players:


Quatrain poetry is a poem of four lines that alternate in rhyme. So, the first and third lines have a word rhyming with each other at the end, as do the second and fourth lines. The quatrain poem can also be written with two different rhythms, either 1,2,1,2 or as 1,1,2,2.

Here is an example:

I lay staring up at the sky,
Not a cloud in sight,
Then a kite flew right on by,
And gave me a fright.

Now you give it a shot. There are no limits to the subjects you can use, only your imagination!

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