Yolandi asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 1 month ago

What is the rhyme scheme of the following e.g. abab?

Those magnificent men in their flying machines,

they go up tiddly up up,

they go down tiddly down down.

They enchant all the ladies and steal all the scenes,

with their up tiddly up up

and their down tiddly down down.

Up, down, flying around,

looping the loop and defying the ground.

They're all frightfully keen,

those magnificent men in their flying machines.

They can fly upside with their feet in the air,

They don"t think of danger, they really don"t care.

Newton would think he had made a mistake,

To see those young men and the chances they take.

Those magnificent men in their flying machines,

they go up tiddly up up,

they go down tiddly down down.

They enchant all the ladies and steal all the scenes,

with their up tiddly up up

and their down tiddly down down.

Up, down, flying around,

looping the loop and defying the ground.

They're all frightfully keen,

those magnificent men in their flying machines.

Those magnificent men in their flying machines.

They go up tiddly up up,

they go down tiddly down down.

Those magnificent men,

those magnificent men,

those magnificent men in their flying machines.

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  • Nick
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    it's just couplets for the most part.

    there is a call and response element in "they go up tiddly up up, they go down tiddly down down." that isn't part of the rhyme scheme. I disagree with the other post about how to annotate that. It is just a,a, not a,b,c,a,b,c, the repeated response phrase is not a rhyme.

    The rest is couplets.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    a,b,c,a,b,c

    a,a

    a,a,b,b,c,c

    rinse and repeat

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