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Are Rhyming Poems for Kids?

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“Adults aren’t really into poetry that rhymes.” I was subbing at a local middle school. We were doing a unit on poetry. The students were going to write an “I Am” poem, and the teacher had just said that. Oh really? I know she meant that as you grow older you might be less interested in sing-song rhythms and nursery rhymes. I know she meant that some things you love as a child may seem doggerel…

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“Cynghanedd” is the Welsh poetic form that has been used since at least the ninth century. The line is divided a line in half and then the two sides must “mirror”: stress, and what is best translated as “consonant chime” – the clangy word-starting consonants repeat in one of four different ways, all named and with their own “feel.” Mererid Hopwood is not only a great poet whose use of cynghanedd won her an Eisteddfod Chair, but in this book she lucidly explains the technique in English – no small feat. The accompanying CD will cause you to fall in love. With Welsh! Celtic languages take to this form in a way that the language itself has evolved to be more useful to cynghanedd, a poetic form unique in all the world….

Cynghanedd Rap?

Dwi wedi dod i'r casgliad bod cynghanedd a rap yn weddol debyg… cyfateb cyseiniau ac odlau mewnol a phethau felly (llai o regi yn y Gymraeg wrth gwrs). Sy'n gwneud i mi ystyried gymaint yn fwy loliasol y byddai hanes llen Cymru petai ni'n darganfod taw DYNA sut roedd y Cynfeirdd yn adrodd eu cerddi. Oes rhywun yn gallu creu fersiwn rap o farwnad Owain ab Urien neu Hanes Taliesin, pliiiiiis? OES UN YN BODOLI'N BAROD?!

Beirdd = Jedis

Fe ddwedodd yr artist Bedwyr Williams, mewn cyfweliad ar gyfer y ffilm Sampli gan Sion Mali, bod beirdd Cymru fel Jedis. Gwir bob gair. Yr awen a’r gynghanedd yw’r midiclorians yn y gwaed.  

@cymruddyfodol Hmm, felly dyna pam bod cadair fawr gan yr ymerawdwr (dim amharch i @gutodafydd, jysd llun addas…) pic.twitter.com/VZnoIUuKS2

— Iwan Stanno (@stanno)

June 15, 2015


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Cynghanedd rap… ma fe'n bodoli, bobl. (Diolch i ‘mrawd am ei waith gŵgl i ganfod y peth!)