Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The arrangement of rhymes in a poem or stanza.

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  • n. The pattern created by the rhymes at the ends of the lines of a stanza of poetry

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Examples

  • It is a semi-Petrarchan sonnet, with a couplet at the start of the sestet to result in a rhyme scheme of abbaabba ccdeed.

    Under The Moon

  • The imagined rhyme-world was actually better and more lyrical than if they had the original poem in the original language with the actual rhyme scheme in it in front of them.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

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