poetic device: Rhyme Schemes

Most of my poems rhyme and have regular rhyme schemes, such as AABB, ABAB, or ABCB. But even I get tired of rhyming every line or every other line.

These poems have rhyme schemes that are more complex or interesting. They might be AABBA, AAAB CCCB, or something else. And many of them include internal rhymes throughout to make them more fun to read.

If you enjoy more complex and interesting ways of rhyming, read this lesson plan and see if you can identify the rhyme schemes in these poems.

The Candy Cane Collector
Mr. Obvious
Monkey Dream
Roses are Red
Betty Met a Yeti
Be Grateful for Your Epidermis by Kenn Nesbitt
Be Grateful for Your Epidermis
Grave Humor
My City
The Tiger and the Zebra
Fernando the Fearless
Dear Summer
Emilio, Emilio
Get Me Out of the Fish Tank
A Mother Goose Thanksgiving
My Pet Germs
Ferret Soccer
When Rattlesnakes Wear Roller Skates
Learning to Fly by Kenn Nesbitt
Learning to Fly
Our Mother Threw the Pie Away
Mr. Meecher, Science Teacher
The Dancing Baboon of Djibouti
Instructions for Painting a Self-Portrait by Kenn Nesbitt
Instructions for Painting a Self-Portrait
Stumblebum Stan by Kenn Nesbitt
Stumblebum Stan
Lorenzo Liszt, Non-Scientist