ABAB Rhyme Scheme

19 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.

  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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    I was hurt very badly many years ago and wound up in a wheelchair for years after being told I'd never walk again. At first I was very depressed about it and wound up addicted to pain meds....

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  3. Just One Thing I Should Have Said

    • By Ciara
    • Published: December 2012

    in Loss of a Friend Poems

    He is a friend to remember,
    A friend I miss so much.
    I think about all the laughter
    And even the times we'd touch.

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  4. The One

    • By Crystal R. Adame
    • Published: February 2006
    Tribute To Mother Poem

    in Mother Daughter Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    The one who brought me down to earth
    And held me every day.
    The one who gracefully gave me birth
    And said, I love you in every way.

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    Very good usage of words. Rhyming pattern is good and the structure rocks. One of the best I've read so far. Keep on writing more!

  5. The Drifter's Melody

    Poem For Saying Goodbye And Best Wishes

    in Goodbye Friend Poems

    Picture

    The time soon comes for parting,
    And our time is at an end.
    The rest of your life is starting,
    And we have no time at all to spend.

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    I'm moving away to a different country to start high school and continue my life. This means that I'll be leaving my best friend behind. We could talk over the internet, but I don't think...

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  7. So Happy And So Proud

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

    in I Love You Poems

    Picture

    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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    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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    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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  10. 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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    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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  11. A Nation's Strength

    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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  12. 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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  13. Dirge Without Music

    in Famous Death Poems

    I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
    So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:
    Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned
    With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.

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

  15. "It Might Have Been"

    in Famous Life Poems

    We will be what we could be. Do not say,
    "It might have been, had not or that, or this."
    No fate can keep us from the chosen way;
    He only might who is.

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  16. Forgiveness

    • By Jason Swindle
    • Published: October 2009
    Poem About Wanting To Make A Relationship Work

    in I'm Sorry Love Poems

    Baby, you tell me you love me.
    You tell me you care.
    You say you need to have me,
    But all I can do is stare.

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    The same thing as the first comment happened to me my girlfriend cheated on me but she is trying to prove herself to be remorseful and this poem has summed up how I feel perfectly and what's...

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  17. Friends

    in Famous Children Poems

    How good to lie a little while
    And look up through the tree!
    The Sky is like a kind big smile
    Bent sweetly over me.

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    • Rating 4.07
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  18. You Are

    • By Lakeeta Thomas
    • Published: February 2015
    You Are Everything To Me

    in First Love Poems

    You are my light
    In the day and the dark.
    You are my fight
    When I've lost my spark.

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    My story is of the love of my life who not only helped me realize that I'm not what everybody thinks I am but that I do have a purpose and meaning for my life. He has become my light guiding...

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  19. My Sweet Savior

    • By Hunter Wortham
    • Published: December 2007
    Poem Dedicated To Girlfriend

    in Girlfriend Poems

    I felt so rejected, alone and sad,
    like an abandoned puppy left to wander a street.
    It was then that I realized that my life was really bad,
    so I disowned every challenge I happened to meet.

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    • Rating 3.99
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    This poem basically explains me and how I feel from deep down. It reminds me of the dark times before I recently got a girlfriend. When I first got my girlfriend it was like a whole different...

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  20. Carnival

    • By Heather McArthur
    • Published: June 2016
    Six Year Old Daughter

    in Children Poems

    Skipping through the cool grass
    with eyes shining bright,
    heart beating fast,
    awaiting a magical night.

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    • Rating 3.66

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