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.

Pitta Patta, Pitta Patta
Pitta Patta, Pitta Patta
Lorenzo Liszt, Non-Scientist
Wet Christmas
Fred’s Head
Rudy Tude by Kenn Nesbitt
Rudy Tude
Just a Slug
Speedy Sid
What a Trip!
I'm Staying at Home by Kenn Nesbitt
I’m Staying at Home
He Flies Down the Hall
I'll Never by Kenn Nesbitt
I’ll Never
A Shark Is a Pet by Kenn Nesbitt
A Shark is a Pet
One Very Hot Day
My Uncle Had an Ant Farm by Kenn Nesbitt
My Uncle Had an Ant Farm
The Setter Sweater Store
Spinach Is One of My Favorite Foods
Spinach is One of My Favorite Foods
My Mother Was a Hippie by Kenn Nesbitt
My Mother Was a Hippie
A Penguin's Toes by Kenn Nesbitt
A Penguin’s Toes
A Kangaroo At London Zoo
Nimrod Nero, Superhero
Abrocat the Acrobat
Rose Marie Rasmussen - A Cautionary Tale
Rose Marie Rassmussen
The Night Santa Claus Came by Kenn Nesbitt
The Night Santa Claus Came
The Frog Didn’t Fly