Rayna has taught Elementary Education for 12 years (in both 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades) and holds a M.Ed in Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University
What Are Quatrain Poems?
It's time to start
and do your part,
quatrain poems you will see
and a quatrain rhyming poem writer you will be.
Quatrain poems are special poems with four lines that rhyme. Rhyming, as you might remember your teachers or parents telling you, means having words that sound the same and have the same endings. As with the example poem, you can see that ''start'' and ''part'' rhyme and ''be'' and ''see'' rhyme. These words sound the same and end with the same letters: ''-art'' and ''-e.''
The rhyming words in the picture are only a few of the thousands of rhyming words in our English language. Can you think of any other rhyming words that sound the same and have the same endings?
Now you are on your way to writing quatrain rhyming poems. An easy way to remember if words rhyme is if they are in a word family. A word family is a list of words that all end with the same endings. Word families are a great way to help you think of rhyming words to use in your rhyming poems.
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Types of Quatrain Poems
Now that you are a rhyming expert, let's put your rhyming words in a poem. There are two types of quatrain poems you can write.
1. The AABB pattern quatrain poem, which has first and second lines with a set of rhyming words, and the third and fourth lines with a different set of rhyming words.
As you can see, the AABB pattern quatrain poem in the picture is a rhyming poem. The first and second lines have rhyming words of ''wall'' and ''fall,'' and the third and fourth lines have ''men' and ''again'' rhyming words.
2. The ABAB pattern quatrain poem, which has first and third lines with a set of rhyming words and the second and fourth lines with a different set of rhyming words. Here's an example:
We went to the park
to play with my pet dog
then it got dark
and I tripped over a log
As you can see in this ABAB pattern quatrain poem, the first and third lines have rhyming words of ''park'' and ''dark,'' and the second and fourth lines have rhyming words of ''dog'' and ''log.''
Now that you know how to make rhyming words and all the types of quatrain poems, it's your turn to write your own quatrain poems. Use the examples in this lesson to remember how to rhyme and what type of pattern to use. It's your turn to show off your skills and write your awesome quatrain poems!
Okay, let's now take a moment or two to review. In this lesson, we learned that quatrain poems are poems that have four lines and include rhyming words. We also learned what rhyming means, which is having words that sound the same and have the same endings. We also looked at how rhyming words are a way to think of rhyming words using word families (lists of words that all end with the same endings), the two types of quatrain poems (AABB and ABAB patterns), and how to be a quatrain poem writer yourself.
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