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Rhyme in Ode to the West Wind

Rhyme Examples in Ode to the West Wind:

Ode to the West Wind

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"O wild West Wind..."   (Ode to the West Wind)

Shelley begins the poem with an apostrophe, or a direct address to a figure who cannot or does not respond—in this case, the West Wind. Note too how Shelley crafts the rhyme scheme in the poem: the middle of each stanza rhymes with the first and third lines of the next stanza: ABA, BCB, CDC, DED, EE, EFE, etc.

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