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Top 8 Basic Rhyme Schemes for Your Song

July 5th, 2017 by

Songwriter writting Down ideas for Rhyme Schemes
So, you’re writing poems or lyrics for songs? Well, you have, probably, already faced the problem of lack of rhymes. The rhyme scheme is the thing all poets like to use in just a few familiar and most comfortable ways. But, what if I tell you that there are more than you used to use every time? Well, there are eight main rhyme schemes, and in this article, we are going to deal with some simple and clear rhyme scheme examples.

At the very beginning, all of us poets just write lyrics without any background and thoughts about schemes. We just write from out heart. But a scheme is exactly what makes a simple poem a great one and professional, and advanced. So, if you have any favorite of those schemes, but what to get something new, you should:

Try a fresh new rhyme scheme

Most of beginners and losers use the same two rhyme schemes all the time. It may last for years before a poet realizes that there is more to explore. So, usually, it is ABAB and AA schemes. It is as simple as to come up with words that rhyme with the end and it is much simpler than to write a song. (more…)

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