Cross rhyme

A rhyme rhyme is described as a cross-rhyme in the lyric, which, in addition to the pair rhyme, the rhymed rhyme, and the rhyme rhyme, is one of the most famous rhyme schemata. The cross-rhymes meet us in numerous poems and poems of all literary epochs and exists in various variations, the rhyme scheme partly vary.

In the cross-rhyme, a line is rhymed with the next verse. This means that the final rhymes of a verse are only rhyming with each other. The rhymes alternate, which is called alternating. The rhyme scheme in the cross-rhymes is abab (cdcd, efef, etc.).

For example, the words are not rhyming and pure or snowed and winter time. If these words form the end of a verse in the next verse, that would be a cross-rhyme. Let us look at an exemplary poem by Friedrich Rückert:

It was a winter and no one,
For it has not snowed.
O snow, you shining cleaner,
Do the winter time.
By means of the underlined syllables, we can now understand which endings are rhyming in our example and thus form a final rhyme. This means that they sound very similar. However, only the words of no one and pure and snowed and winter time rhyme. We can mark this in color to clearly identify the rhyme scheme.

It was a winter and no one,
For it has not snowed.
O snow, you shining cleaner,
Do the winter time.
Note: Since we have highlighted the individual lines in color, the apparent final rhymes are very clear. One could also write that the rhymes are certainly intersected when describing the sequence red, green and red, green. The colors (rhymes) thus alternate.
The rhyme scheme in the Kreuzreim
Now, however, science has agreed that such sequences are not displayed by means of colors, but are represented by letters.

We begin with the first letter of the alphabet, that is, with the a, and then insert the next letter for each new rhyme that encounters us. So let’s choose the A for the red mark and the B. for the green. However, lowercase letters are usually used.
It was a winter and no one,
For it has not snowed.
O snow, you shining purer,
Do the winter time.
Now we see quite clearly how the individual syllables cross and alternate. The above scheme forms the original and just ordinary cross-rhymes. However, there are still some special modifications of the final rhymes.

Let letters in the cross-rhyme
If we had to deal with a longer poem, we would continually mark the final rhymes. This means that we always use a new letter, when a new rhyme in the lyric text comes across. This could look something like this:

Lighting two sails
The deep blue bay!
Two sails swelling
Peaceful escape!
Like one in the winds
Arching and moving,
Is also the feeling
The other is aroused.

Desiring to hurry,
The other goes quickly,
If one wants to rest,
Rest also his companion.

The poem “Two Sails” by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer illustrates the scheme presented perfectly and we can also see that the letters (abab, cdcd, efef, etc.) are continued for each new rhyme we find in the cross-rhymes.
Variations of the cross-rhymes
Of course the cross-rhyme can simply occur in a poem. In combination with other rhymes or in a particular sequence, however, lyrical special forms can result. Particular attention should be paid to the punch and the heterogeneous cross-cut.

The punch has the rhyme scheme abababcc and is thus formed from a triple cross-rhymes and a pair of rhymes that initiate the conclusion of the verse. We find a beautiful picture for this in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s poem Daimon, which is a poem cycle. Orphans.
As on the day that gave you to the world,
the sun stood at the mercy of the planets,
have gone on as they are
according to the law, according to which thou hast entered.
So you must be, you can not escape.
So sibyls, so said prophets.
And no time and no power dismembered
embossed shape that develops alive.
The threefold cross-rhymes (ababab) is terminated by a simple, ordinary pair-rh (cc), which causes a change in the rhythm.
Heterogeneous cross rhymes
The heterogeneous cross-rhyming breakthrough breaks the typical scheme and consists of the sequence of abcb. Here, the pattern of the cross-rhine is interrupted by a drawer in a verse. In order to illustrate the heterogeneous cross-rhyme, the poem The Outgoing Summer by Heinrich Heine is to be drawn up.
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