The Butterfly Rhyme is a form of rhyme poetry that consists of two quatrains with an identical rhyming format and a rhyming couplet between the two quatrains. It also has a consistent rhyme pattern from top to bottom on every other "A" line.
A,B,A,B A,A A,B,A,B
Scars Left Behind: The Story of David and Bathsheba
He saw her bathing at twilight;
Comely her countenance, it was clear.
The wife of Uriah, the Hittite,
In his heart held insincere.
So he did to his delight,
When they lay in the dark of night.
Her husband died in the fight,
Placed in battle so severe
Through God's eyes this wasn't right;
To the king, Nathan did appear
The rhyme scheme "abba" (that is, where the first and fourth lines, and the second and third lines rhyme).
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,
Stolen on his wing my three and twentieth year!
My hasting days fly on with full career,
But my late spring no bud or blossom shew'th.
(From John Milton's "On His Being Arrived to the Age of Twenty-Three")
An identical rhyme on every line, common in Latin and Arabic. "aaaaa..."
A break from my career,
to visit a new frontier.
Where life is not severe,
and stress will disappear.
I'll become a pioneer,
a new found volunteer.
To help this old sphere,
make it's air all clear.
We will persevere,
for I'm the brigadier.
So as I tip my beer,
lets offer up a cheer.
Lets make this our year
where everyone will be sincere.
I do not know if there is a name for this style of poetry, but I have written it with every fourth line rhyming, so that the two stanzas are dependent upon each other for their verse.
The actor lives upon the stage
With his voice, his tale conveys
Reciting lines in mellow tones
Captures all that hear
The writer lives upon the page
With his hand, his tale portrays
Penning lines, each word he hones
Seduce the eye instead of ear
[n] a piece of poetry
[n] correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
[v] compose rhymes
[v] be similar in sound, esp. with respect to the last syllable; "hat and cat rhyme"
A rhyming poem has the repetition of the same or similar sounds of two or more words, often at the end of the line.
Jabberwocky (First Two Stanzas)
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"
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[n] a stanza form having seven lines of iambic pentameter; introduced by Chaucer
A type of poetry consisting of seven lines, usually in iambic pentameter. The rhyme scheme is a-b-a-b-b-c-c. In practice, the stanza can be constructed either as a tercet and two couplets (a-b-a, b-b, c-c) or a quatrain and a tercet (a-b-a-b, b-c-c). This allows for a good deal of variety, especially when the form is used for longer narrative poems and along with the couplet, it was the standard narrative metre in the late Middle Ages.
Here is the opening stanza of Troilus and Criseyde:
- The double sorwe of Troilus to tellen,
- That was the king Priamus sone of Troye,
- In lovinge, how his aventures fellen
- Fro wo to wele, and after out of Ioye,
- My purpos is, er that I parte fro ye,
- Thesiphone, thou help me for tendyte
- Thise woful vers, that wepen as I wryt
and this is the first stanza of the Wyatt poem:
- They flee from me that sometime did me seek
- With naked foot, stalking in my chamber.
- I have seen them gentle, tame, and meek,
- That now are wild and do not remember
- That sometime they put themself in danger
- To take bread at my hand; and now they range,
- Busily seeking with a continual change.
( rime couée ) This is a French form consisting of two rhymes. First there is a rhyming couplet of normally of eight syllables then a third and shorter line. There is another couplet that rhymes with the first one and the sixth, shorter line that rhymes with the third line. This gives us a suggested pattern : aabccb