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