BJ’s Shadorma & Beyond – Robert Frost – March 7, 2015

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Hello World!

Today I thought we’d look at rhyming and in particular the ABAB rhyme scheme. The ABAB rhyme scheme means that for every four lines, the first and third lines will rhyme with each other and the second and fourth lines will also rhyme with each other.

What better way to see how it’s done than to look at a master.  So let’s read Robert Frost!

A picture of the back of a person looking out across a calm sea

Neither Out Far Nor In Deep.’
by Robert Frost

‘The people along the sand
All turn and look one way.
They turn their back on the land.
They look at the sea all day.

As long as it takes to pass
A ship keeps raising its hull;
The wetter ground like glass
Reflects a standing gull.

The land may vary more;
But wherever the truth may be
The water comes ashore,

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