Friday, August 22, 2014

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Live Your Poem.

For Poetry Friday -- "R is for rhyme: a poetry alphabet" written by Judy Young and illustrated by Victor Juhasz


The title leaves no doubt as to what will be found between the covers.  Young's work measures up to the challenge that begins with "A is for Acrostic" and delivers extra content as well.  Each poem is accompanied by a sidebar that adds interesting facts and additional depth, poses questions to be pondered, and supplies topics for discussion. "B is for ballads" offers up a history of this form, cites Longfellow's "The Village Blacksmith and includes a discussion of meter. "D is for doublet" demonstrates how the form is built on a word ladder.  E is for end rhyme" provides examples of rhyming patterns and so on.  


 Juhasz indulges his well-documented talent for caricatures in the bold illustrations.

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