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rhyme scheme

n.
The arrangement of rhymes in a poem or stanza.

rhyme′ scheme`


n.
the pattern of rhyme in a poem, often symbolized by letters, as ababbcc for rhyme royal.
[1930–35]
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She said that though her poetry did not follow the conventional rules of rhyme scheme in Pashto poetry, but poured out her emotions and thoughts.
Sonnets are often rigid in structure, containing exactly 14 lines and a definitive rhyme scheme.
In her testimony, Olcay rejected the accusations, saying she had used Erdogan's name because it fit the rhyme scheme and had no "ulterior or insulting motive." She said the hand gesture was aimed at an audience member.
It's narrative with a well-organised rhyme scheme that takes a deep dive into power and success.
Early on, the Earl of Surrey altered the Italianate rhyme scheme to be suitable for English, creating what is, unfairly, known as the "Shakespearean sonnet." After half a century of lovers' eyes shining like the sun, Shakespeare frankly declared that his mistress's "eyes are nothing like the sun." Early in the seventeenth century, John Donne turned the sonnet's erotic energies into devotional verse, and, at century's end, Milton made the sonnet political.
fourteen line poem in iambic pentameter with a carefully patterned rhyme scheme." Evert proceeds to argue that its fourteen lines are divided into two parts, the first line being the octave (or octet)--the first line with a rhyming scheme of abbaabbaa or abbacdda and or rarely abababab.
First, an attempt is made to emulate Norwid's rhyme scheme, then the translation strategy evolves through cooperative dialogue and a definitive version emerges, to appear in the January 2015 issue of Sarmatian Review.
I've lost count of the number of times I've been about to speak, when a man has held up a hand and hissed "Shh!" "What?" "This bit - when the internal rhyme scheme changes, and the bongos kick in...
The Challenge prompts can lead students to create their own written products, including poems and prose compositions, to explore concepts such as rhyme scheme, sense impressions, and other literary devices.
Written in three acts, each features a different rhyme scheme. The poet describes the work as featuring his most ambitious use of language to date.
"Constraints, like a 140 character limit, or black and white film, or a complex rhyme scheme, are a proven way to spur creativity," he added.
"You can tell the type of sonnet by its rhyme scheme."