Rhyme Scheme

Definition:
The rhyme scheme is the practice of rhyming words placed at the end of the lines in the prose or poetry. Rhyme scheme refers to the order in which particular words rhyme. If the alternate words rhyme, it is an “a-b-a-b” rhyme scheme, which means “a” is the rhyme for the lines 1 and 3 and “b” is the rhyme affected in the lines 2 and 4.

Example:
Roses are red (a)

Violets are blue (b)

Beautiful they all may be (c)

But I love you (b)

The above is an “a-b-c-b” rhyme scheme.

4 thoughts on “Rhyme Scheme”

  1. This is a question not a comment. I’ve looked everywhere and can’t find the answer. What is the name of a poem with four lines and the second and fourth lines rhyme? For example: aBcB, dBeB, fBgB, hBiB, and so on.

  2. TRY This One – It’s Called a ‘Lento”
    A – Little Red bird
    B – At my patio door
    C – Attacks his reflection
    B – As he’s done before

    D – He’s there every day
    E – Except when it rains out
    F – Giving new meaning
    E – To ‘bonking your brains out’

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