rhyme scheme
noun Date: 1917 the arrangement of rhymes in a stanza or a poem

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  • rhyme scheme — n. the pattern of rhymes, esp. end rhymes, used in a piece of verse, usually indicated by letters [ababbcc is the rhyme scheme of rhyme royal] …   English World dictionary

  • rhyme scheme — rhyme′ scheme n. pro the pattern of rhyme in a poem, often symbolized by letters, as ababbcc for rhyme royal • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • Rhyme scheme — A rhyme scheme is the pattern of rhyming lines in a poem or song. It is usually referred to by using letters to indicate which lines rhyme. In other words, it is the pattern of end rhymes.For example A,B,A,B, indicates a four line stanza in which …   Wikipedia

  • rhyme scheme — noun : the arrangement of rhymes in a stanza or a poem * * * the pattern of rhymes used in a poem, usually marked by letters to symbolize correspondences, as rhyme royal, ababbcc. [1930 35] * * * rhyme scheme noun The pattern of rhymes in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rhyme scheme — the pattern of rhymes used in a poem, usually marked by letters to symbolize correspondences, as rhyme royal, ababbcc. [1930 35] * * * ▪ poetry       the formal arrangement of rhymes in a stanza or a poem. If it is one of a number of set rhyme… …   Universalium

  • rhyme scheme — /ˈraɪm skim/ (say ruym skeem) noun the pattern of rhymes used in a poem, usually marked by letters, as rhyme royal, ababbcc …   Australian English dictionary

  • rhyme scheme — noun The pattern created by the rhymes at the ends of the lines of a stanza of poetry …   Wiktionary

  • rhyme scheme — noun the pattern of rhymes in a poem or verse …   English new terms dictionary

  • Rhyme royal — (or Rime royal) is a rhyming stanza form that was introduced into English poetry by Geoffrey Chaucer. Contents 1 Form 2 History 3 Some examples 4 …   Wikipedia

  • Scheme — may refer to:* Scheme (programming language), a minimalist, multi paradigm dialect of Lisp * Scheme (mathematics), an important concept in algebraic geometry * Scheme (linguistics), a figure of speech that changes a sentence s structureystematic… …   Wikipedia

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