Definitions for "Rhyme Scheme"
Keywords:  stanza, poem, abab, poetry, abba
the pattern of end rhymes in a poem, often noted by small letters, e.g., abab or abba, etc.
the order in which rhyming words occur, indicated by letters (i.e., abba, aba, abcabc)
In poetry, the pattern in which rhyme sounds occur in a stanza. Rhyme schemes, for the purpose of analysis, are usually presented by the assignment of the same letter of the alphabet to each similar sound in the stanza. The pattern of a Spenserian stanza is ababbcbcc.
Keywords:  scansion, simile, rhythm, shape
rhythm scansion shape simile
Keywords:  series, arrangement, ends, lines
the arrangement of rhymes at the ends of a series of lines.