Not all poetry rhymes, in fact some of it is made with math! Yes, math. N Plus 7 is an inventive exercise where you replace a noun with the seventh noun that follows it in a given dictionary.
Oulipo, (pronounced oo-lee-po), uses math and patterns in writing. These constraints can create silly, even provocative creative works! Meant to be fun and inspiring "Oulipo" is an abbreviation for a French term meaning "Workshop of Potential Literature," founded by writers, scientists and mathematicians. This is a great way to tap into creativity, focus on parts of the sentence and enrich vocab. It can also help untangle the meanings of difficult book passages by challenging your child to look at individual words.
For example, this famous Shakespearean quote from Romeo & Juliet:
can become after N+7:
The results can be silly but the process is seriously good for critical thinking!