Rhyme in To My Dear and Loving Husband

Rhyme Examples in To My Dear and Loving Husband:

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The rhyme scheme of the poem is AA BB CC DD EE FF with a few slant rhymes on lines six and seven and lines eleven and twelve. The entire poem is composed of rhyming couplets, which gives it a feeling of symmetry similar to what the iambic pentameter achieves. This detail foreshadows the theme of balance and equality that will pervade throughout the poem. Bradstreet describes a marriage of balance and mutual connection.