2.13 Chain Rhyme Scheme

aba  bcb  cdc  efe  ghg…

The stanzas are joined together by rhymes that move from one stanza to the next. Read the poem below that uses the chain rhyme scheme.

Activity: Acquainted With the Night by Robert Frost

I have been one acquainted with the night. (a)
I have walked out in rain and back in rain. (b)
I have outwalked the furthest city light. (a)
I have looked down the saddest city lane. (b)
I have passed by the watchman on his beat (c)
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain. (b)
I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet (c)
When far away an interrupted cry (d)
Came over houses from another street, (c)
But not to call me back or say good-by; (d)
And further still at an unearthly height (e)
One luminary clock against the sky (d)
Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right. (e)
I have been one acquainted with the night. (e)

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