What is a Rhyme Scheme? - Definition & Examples

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Rhyme scheme tells us which lines will ____________.

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1. Words at the ends of lines that rhyme with each other get ____________.

2. When the end rhyme changes, the line is given a new ____________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and printable worksheet gauge your grasp of rhyme schemes, and how to successfully identify various rhyme schemes. Topics that you will need to understand to do well on the quiz include how to label rhyme patterns and the purpose of identifying rhyme schemes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the practice quiz, you will be assessed on these topics:

  • The definition of rhyme schemes
  • The purpose of identifying rhyme patterns
  • Poetry that does not use rhyme schemes
  • How to label rhyme schemes

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet involve the application of these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on rhyme schemes in poetry
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the use of rhyme schemes in various styles of poetry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about labeling the rhyme scheme of a poem

Additional Learning

To explore the topic of rhyme schemes further, review the associated lesson, What is a Rhyme Scheme? - Definition, Examples & Quiz. The following objectives are included in the lesson:

  • Understand how to determine a poem's rhyme scheme
  • Explore examples of rhyme schemes
  • Learn the rhyme scheme used in sonnets
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