I'm trying to find rhyme scheme on "Paul Revere's Ride". I'm running out of letters to assign to each line.What happens when you reach z?
Most sources I've read over the years as a student and teacher advocate doubling up on the letters should you run out. Therefore, once you've assigned "z" to the end of a line, you would then assign an "aa" to the next line that introduces a new ending sound. Looking at the opening lines of the poem, it is not difficult to see why one would quickly run out of letters when assigning rhyme scheme:
LISTEN, my children, and you shall hear A
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere ,
(The entire section contains 272 words.)
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Thanks for this answer. Using this same knowlegde I guess if we use up all the double letter schemes like "zz" then we could move on to "aaa" I assume.