The ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse.
- With a traditional ballad you may notice the rhyme scheme or alliteration.
- It has a Donne-like stanza, with lines of irregular length and an invented rhyme scheme, Donne's colloquial diction, his abruptness of entry, and his subject, ambivalence about departure.
- Instead of a rhyme scheme, the words at line end in the first stanza recur according to a preordained arrangement in the subsequent sexains and in the envoy.
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