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 Flat Cat
An Ogre Came over for Dinner
I Washed Our Dad’s Car
Nathaniel Naste
The Candy Cane Collector
Cheese Breeze
My Ugly Pug
My Brother’s a Bother
Running Late
Our Teacher’s a Hippie
My Brother Ate My Smartphone
I Can’t Get Enough of this Pokémon Go
The Cough
Instructions for Painting a Self-Portrait
Minecraft Mike
The Games in My Room
Emilio, Emilio
Inside Our Fridge
Fred’s Head
Georgie Porgie Valentine Nursery Rhyme
Love Sick
Funny octopus poem for kids by Kenn Nesbitt
I Met a Lonely Octopus
Nobody Touch My Tarantula Sandwich
Dear Summer
The Setter Sweater Store