Differentiate between verse and free verse.
Explain the purpose of rhyme scheme in a poem.
Reread “At the Library” by Nikki Grimes: What is the rhyme scheme?
Why might an author use rhyme scheme?
Rhyme scheme makes the meaning of the poem more profound.
Rhyme scheme can make a poem more lyrical for the reader, like music.
Rhyme scheme creates a more serious mood.
Rhyme scheme allows readers to think more seriously about the content.
Why might some poets such as Langston Hughes in “I, Too” choose not to use rhyme scheme? What is the benefit of writing in free verse?
Read “A Poem Is a Little Path.”
Read “I, Too.”