Rhyme Scheme Worksheet

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Rhyme Scheme
Rhyme scheme refers to the order in which particular words rhyme. Write a letter of the
alphabet next to each line of each poem to show the rhyme scheme. Look at the example
below for guidance.
I dwell in a lonely house I know
That vanished many a summer ago,
And left no trace but the cellar walls,
And a cellar in which the daylight falls
And the purple-stemmed wild raspberries grow.
The ostrich is a silly bird
With scarcely any mind.
He often runs so very fast,
He leaves himself behind.
And when he gets there, has to stand
And hang about til night,
Without a blessed thing to do
Until he comes in sight.
This biplane is the shape of human flight.
Its name might better be First Motor Kite.
Its makers’ name – Time cannot get that wrong,
For it was writ in heaven doubly Wright.
There was a road ran past our house
Too lovely to explore.
I asked my mother once – she said
That if you followed where it led
It brought you to the milkman’s door.
(That’s why I have not traveled more.)
At half past four, mornings in June,
He met the sliding, whispery sound
Of Four Mile Brook, and liked the tune,
And liked the log road, morning-hushed;
His bare feet liked the dew-soaked ground.
At half past ten, he was headed for home,
Having tried his last hole for luck;
The heat and noise of the day had come,
But his bones were cool with the brookside shade,
And his ears kept the whirlpool’s silvery suck.
A word is dead
When it is said
Some say.
I think it just
Begins to live
That day.