Read the given extract and answer the questions
When did my childhood go?
Was it the day I ceased to be eleven,
Was it the time I realised that Hell and Heaven,
Could not be found in Geography,
And therefore could not be,
Was that the day!
What is the rhyme scheme of the extract?
As written by the student:
The rhyme scheme of the extract is ABABC.
Step-by-Step explanation of the answer:
- A rhyme scheme is the pattern of sounds that repeats at the end of a line or stanza in a poem. 🎵
- To identify the rhyme scheme, we assign a letter to each word that rhymes at the end of a line. For example, if two lines end with the words "go" and "know", we give them both the letter A. If the next line ends with a word that does not rhyme with them, such as "be", we give it a different letter, such as B. We continue this process until we have labeled all the lines in the poem. 🔤
- In this extract, the first and third lines end with the words "go" and "Geography", which rhyme with each other. Therefore, we give them both the letter A. The second and fourth lines end with the words "eleven" and "Heaven", which rhyme with each other. Therefore, we give them both the letter B. The fifth line ends with the word "day", which does not rhyme with any of the previous words. Therefore, we give it a different letter, such as C. 🅰️🅱️🆎
- The rhyme scheme of the extract is ABABC. ✅
What does the use of the word "ceased" suggest?