Rhyme in Kubla Khan

Rhyme Examples in Kubla Khan:

Kubla Khan 1

"ever..."   (Kubla Khan)

These lines display Coleridge’s control of rhyme. The poem uses several rhyme patterns throughout: most notably ABAB, ABBA, and AABB. To keep a broad linguistic palette, Coleridge often uses subtle slant rhymes such as “ever” and “river,” as well as “forced” and “burst.”