Junior Ranger Challenge -- Make a Rhyme

Hello Ranger-in-Training,

Sometimes park rangers are like teachers. At the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, we help visitors learn about a famous writer's life and work. That means we have to know a little bit about things like poetry.

Edgar Allan Poe loved to write poetry. In a lot of the poems, there are rhyming words that make the poems sound musical. In "The Raven," the words "explore" and "more" rhyme in these lines:

"Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;—
’Tis the wind and nothing more!”

Now it's your turn to make some rhymes and create a poem.

Your friend,
Ranger Renee
Color photo showing a large raven statue with wings outspread on a metal plinth in front of a red brick wall.
This statue sits outside the home where Edgar Allan Poe used to live to remind us of his famous poem, "The Raven."

NPS photo


Your Challenge: Rhyme These Words



1. Copy the words below on to a piece of paper.
2. Write down as many words as you can think of that rhyme with each of the words you copied down.

Looking for ideas? Check out some examples in the Junior Ranger Challenge Photo Gallery.

Rhyme Time

Copy down each word and come up with rhyming words.

  • Cat
  • House
  • Write
  • Poe
  • Tale
  • Heart
  • Word
  • Clue

BONUS! Write a poem

1. Use as many of your rhyming pairs as possible to write a poem.

Last updated: February 2, 2018

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