Only the initial consonant sound differs.

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It is not necessary that all the elements are always employed in every poem that is penned.

Hawthorne and Emerson have left on record the delightful impression he made when they visited him. He led a singularly plain life. His customary drink was water, and his food of the plainest and simplest kind; bread alone was what he took for luncheon or supper. His personal friendships embraced men of every party, and among those who have eloquently testified to his high character as a man and an author are Carlyle, Lytton, Shelley, Macaulay, Dickens, Thackeray, Lord Houghton, Forster, Macready, Jerrold, W. J. Fox, Miss Martineau, and Miss Mitford.

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However, the presence of at least two of these elements is noted in most poems.

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Help people find out where that line in their head comes from.


My mistress bent that brow of hers; (f)
Those deep dark eyes where pride demurs (f)
When pity would be softening through, (g)
Fixed me a breathing-while or two (g)
With life or death in the balance: right!

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The blood replenished me again; (i)
My last thought was at least not vain: (i)
I and my mistress, side by side (j)
Shall be together, breathe and ride, (j)
So, one day more am I deified.

That is where the rhyme scheme comes in.

An article by Hunt on "Young Poets," published in the , 1 December 1816, first made the genius of Shelley and Keats known to the public. To both Hunt was a true friend, and both recorded their gratitude. Hunt addressed 3 sonnets to Keats, and afterwards devoted many pages of his to a lengthened and glowing criticism of one of the young poet's volumes. Keats stayed with him at Hampstead shortly before leaving for Italy. Shelley made him many handsome gifts; often invited him and his wife to stay with him at Marlow in 1817; and dedicated his to him in 1819. Keats thought that Hunt afterwards neglected him, though Hunt disclaimed the imputation in an article in the 'Examiner.'

(j)Who knows but the world may end tonight?

The was looked upon with suspicion by those in power. More than once the brothers were prosecuted by the government for political offences, but in each case were acquitted. An article on the savagery of military floggings led to a prosecution early in 1811, when Brougham successfully defended the Hunts. Immediately after the acquittal , a frequent visitor, brought Lord Byron with him in May 1813, and Hunt's friendship with Byron was thus begun (Moore, , ii. 204). Shelley had made him "a princely offer," which was declined immediately after the sentence was pronounced (, i. 221). When Jeremy Bentham came to see him he found him playing at battledore. During his imprisonment he wrote , published in 1815, and dedicated to his friend Barnes. All through his imprisonment he continued to edit the .

In such a case, it's called middle or internal rhyme.

For instance, take these line from "Don't Fence Me In" written by Cole Porter:

"Just turn me loose let me straddle my old saddle,
Underneath the western skies,
On my cayuse let me wander over yonder,
'Til I see the mountains rise."
Once you know the scheme a poet has chosen to use, you'll be able to analyze and comprehend why he has used the scheme he has.