What’s the difference between a rhyming poem and a story written in rhyming verse?

Just in case anyone is confused here’s a blog post I wrote a couple of years ago. Just note that the deadline for this year’s competition is 30th November 2019

Jackie Hosking

As you might know, periodically I run a competition for people who love to write in rhyme.

My New Spring Competition is underway as we speak (the deadline is midnight Wednesday 30th October).

Some people have asked the question – what is the difference between a rhyming poem and a story written in rhyming verse? And I thought the easiest way to answer this question was to show you two examples of my own.

A poem

The School Magazine – Countdown – Sept 2007 [VOL.92 NO.8] The School Magazine – Countdown – Sept 2007 [VOL.92 NO.8]

A Story written in rhyming verse

Leo and Millie p1Leo and Millie p2Leo and Millie p3Leo and Millie p4

Simply put then – a poem captures a moment, a feeling, an emotion and a story tells a story with a beginning, a middle and and an end.

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