It implies that you assign a letter to each line, thus the first line is a, the second line is b, and so on. In this pattern, the first and third lines should rhyme. The fourth and fifth lines should rhyme with the second. The sixth and seventh lines should be rhyming.
So, you start by deciding what letter goes with what line. Then you make sure the last word of one line matches the first word of the next. And finally, you repeat these steps until you have written your poem.
This is how you write a seven-line poem:
1a 2b 3c 4d 5e 6f 7g
Now, let's say you want to write a poem about flowers. You could start by listing all the flowers you can think of, from a to g. Maybe alyssum, azaleas, calla lilies, carnations, cheiramine, chrysanthemums, daffodils, freesias, geraniums, gloxinias, hyacinths, irises, lilies, magnolias, michaelmas daisies, nasturtiums, pansies, peonies, primroses, roses, saxifrage, scillas, snapdragons, violets.
A poem's rhyme pattern is written using the letters a, b, c, d, and so on. The first set of lines that rhyme at the end are denoted by the letter A. The second set is denoted by a B. As a result, in a poem with the rhyme scheme abab, the first line rhymes with the third line and the second line rhymes with the fourth line.
There are many ways to record a rhyme pattern. You can use notes against the meter, or you can use syllables. Most poets prefer to use alliteration to record a rhyme pattern. With alliterative poetry, you start with one sound per line and then have two or more sounds occur together within a single line. For example, in "The Owl and the Pussycat," both the owl and the pussycat say "I love you" three times in a row with each phrase starting with a different sound. Alliterative poems use this technique to create a sense of excitement and mystery.
In conclusion, writing down a rhyme pattern is very simple. Just use the letters a, b, c, d, and so on to identify how each line will rhyme. You can use music to help you remember the pattern or simply write it out on a piece of paper. Either way, recording the pattern is easy!
Form. The rhyming royal stanza is composed of seven lines in iambic pentameter. The rhyming pattern is a-b-a-b-b-c-c-c-c-c-c-c-c-c-c- In reality, the stanza can be written as a tercet with two couplets (a-b-a, b-b, c-c) or as a quatrain with a tercet (a-b-a-b, b-c-c).
The form was established by George Chapman in 1605 in his book Of Praiseful Poetry. He also provides the first recorded use of the term "rhyme royal" to describe this type of poetry: "Rhyme royal is a kind of verse where each line ends with an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one."
Chapman's treatise On the Homeric Lineation of Verse was the first major study of its kind and had a profound influence on later poets. Rhyme royal poems were popular throughout much of the 17th century but began to decline in popularity after that time. They have been used occasionally since then but are not as common as other types of poetry.
Structure. A royal rhyme poem is composed of seven lines each ending with an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one. The last line of the poem should also end with an unstressed syllable to match the first line.