Metre Gives Verse What metre? Don't cheat! Anapaestic Metre Main Poetry Index Music

It’s metre that helps you to write a fine verse

But rhyme without metre - well what can be worse?

     It’s the metre that gives verse it’s get-up-and-go -

      And metre gives movement to poems you know.


Now it isn't the rhyme that's the problem at all.

It's the metre that drives everyone up the wall,

     But you really should  learn it.  It’s not very hard

      And with rhyme and with rhythm you’ll make a fine bard.


So what metre is used in my poem today?

I will give you a clue for its name starts with “a”

     Now come on, get thinking, it ends with a “tic” -

     It's not meant to fool you and isn't a trick!



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