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. 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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    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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  2. 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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  4. "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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  5. 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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  7. 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.

  8. 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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  9. 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.

  10. Invictus

    in Famous Inspirational Poems


    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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  11. So Happy And So Proud

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

    in I Love You Poems


    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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  12. 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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