ABAB Rhyme Scheme

Published: August 2017

20 Examples Of Poems That Use The ABAB Rhyme Scheme

This collection contains poems that use the ABAB rhyme scheme. The ABAB rhyme scheme is where the ending words of lines one and three (A) rhyme with each other and the ending words of lines two and four (B) rhyme with each other.

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  1. A Psalm Of Life

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

    Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
    Life is but an empty dream!—
    For the soul is dead that slumbers,
    And things are not what they seem.

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    My deceased husband introduced me to this poem 55 years ago, and I've always considered it a great gift.

  2. Invictus

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

    Picture

    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

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    Once I was a good student. I have always been an obedient and gentle person. Then I failed in my life for the first time in the year 2002. Something happened and I fell right from the top and...

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  4. So Happy And So Proud

    • By Scott Sabatini
    • Published: June 2013
    Poem To Make Your Girlfriend Smile

    in I Love You Poems

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    Thoughts of you surround me.
    You're the beating of my heart.
    The love you give defines me.
    My life is no longer dark.

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    • Votes 19654
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    I love you more than the words on paper can express. I can't live my life without you. You're my beautiful angel that keeps me looking up. You keep me from drowning. I live, breathe, and...

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  5. The Brook

    in Famous Nature Poems

    I come from haunts of coot and hern,
    I make a sudden sally
    And sparkle out among the fern,
    To bicker down a valley.

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    • Stories 1
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    • Votes 442
    • Rating 4.48
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    I did read this poem for my final exams last year. Now getting it on this platform feels nice and weird.

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  7. I Love You

    • By Dave Lawrie
    • Published: February 2008
    Falling In Love With You Poem

    in I Love You Poems

    I never really knew you.
    You were just another friend,
    But when I got to know you,
    I let my heart unbend.

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    • Stories 32
    • Shares 20450
    • Favorited 188
    • Votes 6401
    • Rating 4.32
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    Honestly, the first time I read this, I was deeply struck. This resembled the time when I was moving on from my crush and then I fell for another girl, who was my friend. I never knew I would...

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  8. My Angel, My Girlfriend

    • By Rick Morley
    • Published: July 2008

    in Girlfriend Poems

    Picture

    Some people believe there is a one,
    The one who points your way to the sun.
    A person they believe makes them complete,
    The one who will support when facing defeat.

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    • Stories 15
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    • Favorited 106
    • Votes 5474
    • Rating 4.32
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    My girlfriend's name is Fereshte, and she is in the hospital. We are far, far away because she lives in the city I used to live before. Right now we are thousands of kilometers away, but our...

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  9. You

    • By Bryce Jennings
    • Published: December 2007
    Love Poem To Girlfriend

    in Girlfriend Poems

    It's that look in your eye.
    It's the smile on your face
    That makes time slip by,
    And I know I'm in a better place.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 28423
    • Favorited 94
    • Votes 3486
    • Rating 4.29
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    This is a great poem. I hope you write more!

  10. Sometimes I Dream That I Can Fly

    A Child's Wish To Fly

    in Poems for Kids

    Sometimes I dream that I can fly.
    I lift and flap my arms just so,
    And soon I'm soaring to the sky.
    Graceful like a bird I go.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1765
    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 212
    • Rating 4.29
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    Featured Shared Story

    Thanks, Pat, for your poem. I love the feeling of movement your words create - they really transported me. And I also appreciate your honesty in dealing with the subject of finding and having...

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  11. A Nation's Strength

    • By William Ralph Emerson

    in Famous Holiday Poems

    What makes a nation's pillars high
    And its foundations strong?
    What makes it mighty to defy
    The foes that round it throng?

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 1698
    • Favorited 10
    • Votes 351
    • Rating 4.27
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  12. Best Friends

    Poem Promising To Love Friends Through Everything

    in Funny Friendship Poems

    I promise to love you
    When your jokes are not funny.
    I promise to love you
    When you have no money.

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 3568
    • Favorited 61
    • Votes 1147
    • Rating 4.20
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    This poem I sent to my boyfriend, as it is just perfect for me and him.

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