This week we will explore different rhyme scheme patterns. Try you hand at one of them or all of them!
The cool thing is that trying out a new rhyme scheme disrupts your usual writing habits and unlocks new ideas. Each rhyme scheme creates patterns of tension and release. Words themselves really can be musical, even when they haven’t been set to a melody. Schemes you’re unfamiliar with may feel a bit strange at first, but stick with them–they can lead to real breakthroughs in your writing.
An interlocking rhyme scheme. Rhyme line 1 with line 3; also line 2 with line 4. A classic, often-used rhyme scheme. Satisfying.
Write a poem with as many stanzas as you like using the rhyme scheme above. Post your poem to comments!