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 SchemeAlternate 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.