How does rhyme scheme add meaning to a poem?

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Feb 18, 2018

Rhyme scheme is the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of lines on a poem/verse.


Anyone can speak in prose without any extra effort, but it takes a lot of intention and thought to make poetry. Along with rhythm, a good rhyme scheme is important in poetry.

Rhyme scheme, along with meter, makes poetry sound musical. It makes the poem memorable and easy to recite. A classic example of this can be seen in the Mother Goose poem, "There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe":

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children, she didn't know what to do.
She gave them some broth without any bread;
And whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.