A rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhyming lines in a poem or song. A song is a Musical composition. Songs contain vocal parts that are performed 'sung' and generally feature Words ( Lyrics) commonly followed It is usually referred to by using letters to indicate which lines rhyme. This article is about the poetic technique For the form of ice see Rime ice. In other words, it is the pattern of end rhymes.
For example "A,B,A,B," indicates a four-line stanza in which the first and third lines rhyme, as do the second and fourth. In Poetry, a stanza is a unit within a larger Poem. In modern poetry the term is often equivalent with Strophe; in popular vocal music a stanza is Here is an example of this rhyme scheme from To Anthea, Who May Command Him Any Thing by Robert Herrick:
- Bid me to weep, and I will weep, "A"
- While I have eyes to see; "B"
- And having none, and yet I will keep "A"
- A heart to weep for thee. Robert Herrick (baptized August 24 1591 &ndashburied 15 October 1674) was a 17th century English Poet. Robert Herrick (baptized August 24 1591 &ndashburied 15 October 1674) was a 17th century English Poet. "B"
There are many different such forms, each with its own associations and resonances to cause a particular effect on the reader. A basic distinction is between rhyme schemes that apply to a single stanza, and those that continue their pattern throughout an entire poem (see chain rhyme). In Poetry, a stanza is a unit within a larger Poem. In modern poetry the term is often equivalent with Strophe; in popular vocal music a stanza is Chain rhyme is the linking together of Stanzas by carrying a Rhyme over from one stanza to the next There are also more elaborate related forms, like the sestina - which requires repetition of exact words in a complex pattern. A sestina (also sextina, sestine, or sextain) is a highly structured Poem consisting of six six-line Stanzas followed by a Tercet
In English, highly repetitive rhyme schemes are unusual. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States English has more vowel sounds than Italian, for example, meaning that such a scheme would be far more restrictive for an English writer than an Italian one - there are fewer suitable words to match a given pattern. Italian ( or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 63 million people as a First language, primarily in Italy. Even such schemes as the terza rima ("aba bcb cdc ded. Terza rima is a rhyming verse Stanza form that consists of an interlocking three line rhyme scheme . . "), used by Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy, have been considered too difficult for English. The Divine Comedy
Some rhyme schemes:
- Chant royal: Five stanzas of "ababccddedE" followed by either "ddedE" or "ccddedE". The chant royal is a poetic form that consists of five eleven-line Stanzas with a Rhyme scheme a-b-a-b-c-c-d-d-e-d-E and a five-line Envoi rhyming (The capital letters indicate a line repeated verbatim. )
- Cinquain: "A,B,A,B,B". Cinquain refers in general to any Stanza or short poem of five lines
- Clerihew: "A,A,B,B,". A clerihew is a very specific kind of short biographical humorous verse.
- Couplet: "A,A", but usually occurs as "A,A, B,B C,C D,D . A couplet is a pair of lines of verse. It usually consists of two lines that rhyme and have the same meter . . ".
- Enclosed rhyme (or enclosing rhyme): "abba". Enclosed rhyme (or enclosing rhyme) is the Rhyme scheme "abba" (that is where the first and fourth lines and the second and third lines rhyme
- Limerick: "aabba". A limerick is a five-line Poem with a strict form originally popularized in English by Edward Lear.
- Monorhyme: "A,A,A,A,A. Monorhyme is a Rhyme scheme in which each line has an identical rhyme . . ", an identical rhyme on every line, common in Latin and Arabic
- Ottava rima: "A,B,A,B,A,B,C,C". For etymology and similar terms see Octave. Ottava rima is a rhyming Stanza form of Italian origin
- Rhyme royal: "ababbcc". Rime Royal (or Rhyme royal) is a rhyming Stanza form that was introduced into English poetry by Geoffrey Chaucer.
- Scottish Stanza: "AAABAB", as used by Robert Burns in works such as To a Mouse
- Rondelet: "AbAabbA". Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796 (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, the Bard of Ayrshire "To A Mouse on Turning Her Up in Her Nest With The Plough" is a Scots Poem written by Robert Burns in 1785 and was included in the The Rondelet (or roundelay) is a brief French form of Poetry.
- Rubaiyat: "aaba". " Rubāʿī " (رباعی is Arabic for " Quatrain " and is used to describe a Persian quatrain or its derivative
- Petrarchan sonnet: "abba abba cdc ece" or "abba abba cdc cdc". The sonnet is one of the poetic forms that can be found in Lyric poetry from Europe. The sonnet is one of the poetic forms that can be found in Lyric poetry from Europe.
- Shakespearean sonnet: "abab cdcd efef gg". The sonnet is one of the poetic forms that can be found in Lyric poetry from Europe.
- Simple 4-line: "abcb"
- Spenserian sonnet: "abab bcbc cdcd ee". Simple 4-line rhymes are usually characterized by having a simple system of abcb repeated throughout the entire Sonnet. The sonnet is one of the poetic forms that can be found in Lyric poetry from Europe.
- Onegin stanzas: "aBaBccDDeFFeGG" with the lowercase letters representing feminine rhymes and the uppercase representing masculine rhymes, written in iambic tetrameter. Onegin stanza (sometimes " Pushkin sonnet " refers to the Verse form invented by Alexander Pushkin for his interpersonal epic Eugene A feminine rhyme is a Rhyme that matches two or more syllables usually at the end of respective lines A masculine rhyme, in English Prosody, is a Rhyme on a single stressed Syllable at the end of a line of Poetry. Iambic tetrameter is a meter in Poetry. It refers to a line consisting of four iambic feet.
- Spenserian stanza: "ababbcbcc". The Spenserian stanza is a fixed verse form invented by Edmund Spenser for his epic poem The Faerie Queene.
- Tanaga: traditional Tagalog tanaga is aaaa
- Terza rima: "aba bcb cdc . The Tanaga is a type of short Filipino Poem, consisting of four lines with seven syllables each with the same rhyme at the end of each line --- that is to say a 7-7-7-7 The Tagalog people ( Tgl: Tagalog) is the second largest Filipino ethnolinguistic group. Terza rima is a rhyming verse Stanza form that consists of an interlocking three line rhyme scheme . . ", ending on "yzy z" or "yzy zz".
- Triplet: "aaa", often repeating like the couplet. A tercet is three lines of Poetry, forming a Stanza or complete poem
- Villanelle: A1bA2 abA1 abA2 abA1 abA2 abA1A2, where A1 and A2 are lines repeated exactly which rhyme with the a lines. A villanelle is a poetic form which entered English-language poetry in the 1800s from the imitation of French models
- Sestina: abcdef faebdc cfdabe ecbfad deacfb bdfeca , the seventh stanza is a tercet where line 1 has a in it but ends with d, line 2 has b in it but ends with e, line 3 has c in it but ends with f
- Lingua::Rhyme::FindScheme — Perl module to find the rhyme scheme of a given text. A sestina (also sextina, sestine, or sextain) is a highly structured Poem consisting of six six-line Stanzas followed by a Tercet NOTES FOR EDITORS "Perl" is not an acronym (read the "Name" section below
- Rhyming dictionary
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