My nonfiction book SWEET DREAMS, WILD ANIMALS (illustrated by Laurie Caple) uses rhyming stanzas to detail the different ways some animals fall asleep. Here is a line about the Magnificent Frigatebird:
This seabird soars high in the sky
She glides with grace and flair . . .
I use repeating “s” sounds to create a softer, peaceful mood to match the feeling of seeing a bird soaring in the air.
Take a look at the poetry collection FINDING TREASURE: A Collection of Collections by Rhyme Doctor Michelle Schaub (illustrated by Carmen Saldana). In the poem, “Whose Forgotten Treasures?” consider this stanza:
Stashed in the attic,
a small shadow box
holds rows of old keys
long lost from their locks.
I so enjoy the repeated “l” sounds in Michelle’s final line of the opening stanza. This use of alliteration adds a lilting mood to this piece celebrating old treasures discovered in the attic.