How do you find the rhyme scheme of a poem?

1 Answer
May 19, 2016

look at the ending word of each line to see if they rhyme. There are different types of rhyme.
See example below.


Here are the 8 most common ones used. There are other types as well.
Alternate rhyme: it rhymes as “ABAB CDCD EFEF GHGH.”

Ballade: It contains three stanzas with rhyme scheme of “ABABBCBC” followed by “BCBC.”

Monorhyme: It is a poem in which every line uses the same rhyme scheme.

Couplet: It contains two line stanzas with “A, A,” rhyme scheme that often appears as “A,A, B,B, C,C and D,D…”

Triplet: It often repeats like a couplet, uses rhyme scheme of “AAA.”

Enclosed rhyme: It uses rhyme scheme of “ABBA”

Keats Odes rhyme scheme: In his famous odes, Keats has used a specific rhyme scheme, which is “ABABCDECDE.”

Limerick: A poem uses five lines with rhyme scheme of “AABBA.”

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, (A)
How I wonder what you are. (A)
Up above the world so high, (B)
Like a diamond in the sky. (B)