Yr 7 Poetry Study: Stanzas

A stanza is a verse or a paragraph of poetry.

Fill in the lines below. Try to make the lines rhyme and have rhythm.

Rhyme is when words have the same sound eg. true and blue

Rhythm is the beat of a line of verse or poetry.

Exercises

Stanza 1:

Homework! Oh homework!

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I wish I could wash you

away in the sink,

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would explode you to bits.

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You’re giving me fits.

Stanza 2:

I’d rather take baths

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or wrestle a lion

alone in the dark,

eat _________________

pet ten porcupines,

than tackle the homework

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Stanza 3:

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You’re last on my list,

I simply can’t see

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if you just disappeared

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Homework! Oh homework!

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