Why Lady Z has to rhyme, I don't know; I guess it comes with watching the show. Niklos says, 'what rhymes with Zebra? I would have thought Zecora's name was actually Rheeba... DAMMIT, I DON'T KNOW HOW, BUT NOW SHE'S GOT ME DOIN' IT NOW!!!
Why throw such a fit? It's not like she threw you in a pit. Have to go now, glad to take a bow. Be with my cat, and perhaps learn how to bat. A bat, would be quite a pet, though getting it to a vet would prove quite a hassle, maybe use a lasso. Hail Luna, Princess of the Night For together, we can join our might, and provide quite a good fright. Please judge my rhyme, I spent a little time.
Ah... not bad, but like many people, you've ignored metre. Zecora speaks in more than just rhymes, couplets also have a matching rhythm. For example, her first lines: "Beware, beware you pony folk; those leaves of blue are not a joke". Eight syllables with regular stress patterns (-/-/-/-/) each line.
Yup. --/*-/--/--/ ; **/--/*-/*-/ works in the first instance because there are "silent syllables" - it's easy to insert pauses for the missing unstressed syllables. And -/--/--/--/ ; -/--/--/--/ in the second instance doesn't miss a single beat.
You're right -- I should have said "the same number of beats", not "the same number of syllables." You can get away with an extra unstressed syllable here and there, but three in a row breaks the rhythm.
I agree on the importance of the metre, but consider that Zecora herself doesn't really abide by the rules of good poetry in most occasions. I bring just an example, but there are aplenty:
"I'm afraid it is a mystery to me as well // but I may have something that, if combined with a spell... // I do not dare to use it myself, the results would be tragic. // It only responds to alicorn magic. // Princess Twilight, you can turn the potion from purple to white. // After a sip, you may see why the sky is day and night."
The first two lines might be considered sort of correct, but the following ones... they're just a mess.