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 Pet Germs
A Mother Goose Thanksgiving
My Penmanship Is Pretty Bad
Ferret Soccer
Learning to Fly by Kenn Nesbitt
Learning to Fly
Dear Summer
Our Mother Threw the Pie Away
Instructions for Painting a Self-Portrait by Kenn Nesbitt
Instructions for Painting a Self-Portrait
The Dancing Baboon of Djibouti
Mr. Meecher, Science Teacher
Lorenzo Liszt, Non-Scientist
Get Me Out of the Fish Tank
When Rattlesnakes Wear Roller Skates
He Flies Down the Hall
Rudy Tude
Pitta Patta, Pitta Patta
Pitta Patta, Pitta Patta
Just a Slug
Fred’s Head
Stumblebum Stan
Speedy Sid
I’ll Never
A Shark is a Pet
My Mother Was a Hippie
What a Trip!