What is the rhyme scheme for the poem, "The Naming of Cats"?
The rhyme scheme of "The Naming of Cats" is ABAB.
ABAB rhyme uses alternating lines that rhyme. For an example directly from the poem:
First of all, there's the name that the family use daily, (A)
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James, (B)
Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey-- (A)
All of them sensible everyday names. (B)
"Daily" and "Baily" rhyme, as do "James" and "names". Therefore, the rhyme scheme is ABAB.
The rhyme scheme changes a little in the last few lines of the poem to make the ending of the poem a little dramatic and stretched out, but mainly the poem is in ABAB.