Rhyme Scheme

im going to show yall what a rhyme scheme is with help from flocabulary.

Rhyme Scheme


The rhyme scheme in a rap verse (or in a poem) is where


the rhymes fall in relation to other words or lines. In


a simple verse, the rhymes will fall only at the end of


each line. In English class, when analyzing poetry, the


rhyme scheme would be written out like this:


Rats in the front room, roaches in the back,






junkies in the alley with the baseball bat,






I tried to get away, but I couldn’t get far,






cuz the man with the tow truck repossessed my car






These lines are from the 1982’s “The Message” by




Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. The flow




is by the lead emcee, Melle Mel (who we’ll discuss in




more detail in the chapter on flow). These lines show


off the most basic rhyme scheme possible. There are no

internal rhymes and there is no multi-syllabic rhyming.

All of the rhymes fall right on or near the second snare

kick, the 4

th beat of the bar, which musicians call







Mapping the rhyme scheme out like that (AABB)


works fine when the lyrics are simple, but not when


the rapper’s start dropping internal rhymes.





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