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Module 1: Coleridge Kubla Khan

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English - Rhyme scheme

Rhyme scheme

The poem's rhyme scheme is also very complex.

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The opening stanza, for example has the pattern: abaabccdbdb

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The long central section has: efeefgghhiijjkcckllmnmnoo

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The final section has: pqrrpststuouuuovvo

Some of these are half-rhymes (eg WAR/FAR) and there are one or two
isolated examples of alliteration outside the nominated groups of lines,
but these only serve to emphasise the complexity of the playing with sound
that Coleridge attempted in this poem.

But what does it mean?

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