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.

Backward Dan
Oh My Darling, Valentine
I’ve Been Surfing Lots of Websites
Inside Our Fridge
I Met a Lonely Octopus
I Knew a Guy poem by Kenn Nesbitt
I Knew a Guy
Nobody Touch My Tarantula Sandwich
Cheese Breeze
My Ugly Pug
School Supplies
Home for the Day
Fernando the Fearless
The Candy Cane Collector
Mr. Obvious
Betty Met a Yeti
My City
Roses are Red
Monkey Dream
Grave Humor
The Tiger and the Zebra
Wet Christmas
Emilio, Emilio
Be Grateful for Your Epidermis