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Rhyme in Count That Day Lost

Rhyme Examples in Count That Day Lost:

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"spent..."   (Text of the Poem)

The rhyme scheme AABCCBDD mimics the cycles of the day in its symmetry. The stanzas begin and end with couplets that bracket an enclosed rhyme—four lines of poetry in which the first and fourth lines, and second and third lines rhyme. This symmetrical repetition of sounds can metaphorically represent the arc of a day: the sun rises, burns for the daylight, then sets.

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