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.

The Games in My Room by Kenn Nesbitt
The Games in My Room
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye by Kenn Nesbitt
My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye
We Ate All the Cheetos
We Ate All the Cheetos
My Flat Cat
My Flat Cat
Vacation Cancellation
I Can’t Get Enough of this Pokémon Go
Running Late by Kenn Nesbitt
Running Late
An Ogre Came Over for Dinner by Kenn Nesbitt
An Ogre Came over for Dinner
I Went to the Movies by Kenn Nesbitt
I Went to the Movies
Octopus for Lunch
My Brother Ate My Smartphone by Kenn Nesbitt
My Brother Ate My Smartphone
Elaine the Complainer by Kenn Nesbitt
Elaine the Complainer
Nathaniel Naste
Our Teacher’s a Hippie
Love Sick
I’m Clever Whenever
The Cough
It's Halloween My Face is Green by Kenn Nesbitt
It’s Halloween, My Face Is Green
Belinda Bell
This Poem’s Not About a Dog
You’re Not Supposed to Touch Your Face
I Washed Our Dad’s Car
Backward Dan
Oh My Darling, Valentine