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  • We created a word bank of words that rhymed with "you" like: do, true, shoe, glue, stew, two, Cthulhu...

    Then we thought of a theme, like Halloween.

    And created 4 line poems, that had 4 syllables in each line with a rhyme at the end of lines 2 and 4.

    If you have to "cheat"- meaning you have 5 or 6 syllables in a line, that's OK, just don't do it too often or you will lose the mimicking structure that I assigned.

    There are two examples below to give you ideas.

     

    Here's one where I used the "oo" rhyme:

     

    Zombies are green,

    They're looking for you.

    Don't close your eyes,

    They'll get you too.

    Here's one where I changed the rhyming word (and cheated on the syllable rule in one line):

     

    Zombies want brains,

    Shiny and pink.

    But your head is empty,

    you're safe, I think.