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. 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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  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. 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.

  5. 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!

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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

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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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    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. 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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  9. The Drifter's Melody

    Poem For Saying Goodbye And Best Wishes

    in Goodbye Friend Poems

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

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