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Ten Examples Of

Distinct Rhyme Schemes

Used in the EIV Bible

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Ten Examples of Distinct Rhyme Schemes


1.) End Rhyme The butterfly’s flapping wings… Are the lyrics that she sings…


2.) Slant Rhyme I went to the store… To purchase a new stove…


3.)Eye Rhyme Would you move… in with me, my love…?


4.)Internal Rhyme The Window sill silts there… Still with me on its lap…


5.)Double Rhyme The crowd all saw the catcher Had an impressive stature,


6.)Triple Rhyme The jester spoke verily As he pranced around merrily


7.)Mosaic My friend farms donkeys Yet still my friend he is


8.)Head Rhyme (Alliteration) Can one consider it a coincidence That Crackers don’t crack, they crumble?


9.)Identity Rhyme Lady Macbeth wondered. “Will this stain, Forever remain?”


10. Semi-Rhyme Will you be able to find A ring for our binding?

*These different rhyme and rhythm schemes are musically inclined structurally to stimulate hearing and seeing and all senses.


Jon Winokur ‏@AdviceToWriters

You can’t make a living being a poet, but you can make something of a living traveling around the country talking about poetry. ~ MAXINE KUMIN

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