- the pattern of rhymes used in a poem, usually marked by letters to symbolize correspondences, as rhyme royal, ababbcc.
Origin of rhyme scheme
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But here the rhyme-scheme provides a sort of unpardonable excuse.Browning's Heroines
Ethel Colburn Mayne
The rhyme-scheme is called a couplet, because of the way in which two lines are linked together.
Dcimas are strophes of ten octosyllabic verses with the rhyme-scheme a b b a a c c d d c.
The even verses are usually in assonance, although the verses may have the rhyme-scheme a b a b.
First variant: There is no verso libre, and the rhyme-scheme is a b b c a d d c.