When we hear the words “poetry” or “writing in rhyme,” our first thoughts are of stanzas and poems such as Nursery Rhymes.
But that’s not all there is to this art of writing in rhyme!
Even a picture book written in prose is stronger when INTERNAL rhyming is used. This can be two or more rhyming words within the same sentence, or even words that rhyme strategically placed within the same paragraph of text. Any time we can incorporate the 3 R’s of children’s literature (Rhyme, Rhythm and Repetition) into our manuscripts, it helps to strengthen our writing.
We’re even seeing the amazing result of adding poetry and rhymes into genre for the older market with middle grade and young adult novels. What an exciting new trend. Now that’s poetry in motion!