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.

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