Poetry Terms.docx - Definition of Rhyme Scheme A rhyming poem has the repetition of the same or similar sounds of two or more words often at the end of

Poetry Terms.docx - Definition of Rhyme Scheme A rhyming...

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Definition of Rhyme Scheme: A rhyming poem has the repetition of the same or similar sounds of two or more words, often at the end of the line. A rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhyming lines in a rhyming poem or in lyrics for music. It is usually referred to by using letters to indicate which lines rhyme. Some other poems follow non-rhyming structures, paying attention only to the number of syllables. The Japanese genre of Haiku is a case in point. Thus, it shows that the poets write poems in a specific type of rhyme scheme or rhyming pattern. There are several types of rhyme schemes as given below. Types of Rhyme Scheme Alternate rhyme: It is also known as ABAB rhyme scheme, it rhymes as “ABAB CDCD EFEF GHGH.” Ballade: It contains three stanzas with the rhyme scheme of “ABABBCBC” followed by “BCBC.” Monorhyme: It is a poem in which every line uses the same rhyme scheme. A break from my career, to visit a new frontier. Where life is not severe, and stress will disappear. I'll become a pioneer, a new-found volunteer. To help this old sphere, make its air all clear. We will persevere, for I'm the brigadier. So, as I tip my beer, let’s offer up a cheer. Let’s make this our year
where everyone will be sincere. Couplet : It contains two-line stanzas with the “AA” rhyme scheme, which often appears as “AA BB CC and DD…” Triplet: It often repeats like a couplet, uses rhyme scheme of “AAA.” Enclosed rhyme: It uses rhyme scheme of “ABBA” Chain Rhyme: The linking together of stanzas by carrying a rhyme over from one stanza to the next. A number of verse forms use chain rhyme as an integral part of their structures. One example is Terza Rima, which is written in tercets with a rhyming pattern a-b-a, b-c-b, c- d-c. Another is the virelai ancien, which rhymes a-a-b-a-a-b, b-b-c-b-b- c, c-c-d-c-c-d. Other verse forms may also use chain rhyme. For instance, quatrains can be written to the following pattern: a-a-b-a, b- b-c-b, c-c-d-c.

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