Please, can you tell me the rhyming pattern in "Creative Writing" by Gervase Phinn?  Thank you.

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When finding a rhyme pattern one must simply look at the last word in every line of the poem. The last word of the first line is denoted by an "a." If the last word of the second line rhymes (sounds similar- like cat and bat), it is denoted by an "a," if it does not rhyme it is denoted by a "b." The pattern is continued from there.

The poem "Creative Writing" by Gervase Phinn contains the following words which appear at the end of every line (by stanza):

began, cliffs, wetter, letter

began, fire, higher, top, stop

began, wood, path, paragraph

began, child, wild, fighting, writing

began, lay, swollen, semi-colon

begin, time.

Therefore, the rhyme pattern for the poem (by stanza) is as follows:

a,b,c,c

a,d,d,e,e

a,f,g,g

a,h,h,i,i

a,j,k,k

a,l

The rhyme scheme listed in whole is as follows:

a,b,c,c,a,d,d,e,e,a,f,g,g,a,h,h,i,i,a,j,k,k,a,l

To illustrate how this was created:

Began denotes an "a;" cliffs does not rhyme with began so it is denoted by a "b;" wetter does not rhyme with either began or cliffs and is denoted by a "c;" letter does rhyme with wetter so it is denoted with "c."

The easiest way to find rhyme pattern is to write down the last word of each line. Take the first word and label it "a." If the second word rhymes label it "a," if not it receives a "b."

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