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.

My Favorite Words by Kenn Nesbitt
My Favorite Words
Wally Wards the Sword Swallower
The Tall Tale of Shorty Small by Kenn Nesbitt
The Tall Tale of Shorty Small
How Not to Make a Cardboard Fort
Belinda Brooks by Kenn Nesbitt
Belinda Brooks
My Mouse is Rather Fond of Cheese by Kenn Nesbitt
My Mouse is Rather Fond of Cheese
If You Ever Meet an Elephant
Poor Mrs. Cusick
Veronica Ving
My Camel Fights
Molly Has a Myna Bird
I’m Told By My Snail
I’m Arranging All My Pencils
Gilman Glumby Kenn Nesbitt
Gilman Glum
Horse Tale
Hickory, Dickory, Dock
Nile and Nate
I Bought a New Tank For My Goldfish
A Fellow They Called Peter, Peter