The heap rhyme is a very catchy rhyme scheme based on a definite sequence of final rhymes. The hive rhyme is a rhyme scheme, which is the easiest way to recognize a pair of rhymes and cross rhymes in a poem. In rhombic rhymes the rhymes are the same within a verse, so the rhyme scheme follows the pattern aaaa (bbbb, cccc, etc.).

In the heap of rhymes all the verses of a verse end with the same final rhyme. This means that the last syllables sound almost the same. For example, rhymes on cliffs, tipping and tipping. Let us look at a fairly classic example of the rime:

on the high rocky cliffs
seven seabirds sit
which rub into the ribs
until they tilt from the cliffs
We see in this verse that the last words of the respective verse lines rhymes and thus sound almost identical. We could now mark this observation in color, so that the rhyme scheme of the rime rhymes very clearly.

on the high rocky cliffs
seven seabirds sit
which rub into the ribs
until they tilt from the cliffs
By highlighting the individual final rhymes, the typical “accumulation” becomes clear. We could now note that the verse has the orange, orange, orange, orange rhyme scheme.
The rhyme scheme in the rime rhymes
In literary studies and German studies, however, it is not customary to specify this sequence by means of colors. It has been agreed to use letters for the sequence. Simply because letters are the same everywhere and the pattern is clearly visible to everyone.

We start with the lettering in the alphabet at the front, ie at the letter “A”. Let us use this once for our coloring of the above stanza.
on the high rocky cliffs
seven seabirds sit
which rub into the ribs
until they tilt from the cliffs
If we now want to specify the rhyme scheme in the heap, we simply use the visible sequence of letters. The heap rhymes are thus described with the letters aaaa.
Let the letters in the heap
We have just defined that we should use the letters to indicate the sequence of sequences and not the sequence of the individual colors. The “A” stands for the first rhyme of a poem. If we now find a new rhyme in the next verse, we would use the next letter, the “B”. Let us look at a fictional example.


The horses run wild in a circle,
and are not exactly gentle.
They do it, as everyone knows,
only in the summer, because it is hot.
That is why they have to drink a lot,
but just no fast food or ham.
Then the endurance would only fall.

We should notice two things. On the other hand, we can see that the new rhyme is continued with the letter “B”. On the other hand, it can be seen that the rhyming lines do not have to have a definite number to be considered a heap of rime.

It is important to note that the stanza has the same final rhymes and should consist of at least three lines to speak of a fixed schema.

Function of heap rhyme
Sometimes it is quite difficult to make a rhyme scheme sturdy and to attribute it a meaning. However, it has, of course, an effect on the reader.

Like the pair rhyme or cross rhymes, the rhyming rhyme is a very catchy sequence that acts like a kind of singing.
Consequently, we can make the heap rhyme primarily in children’s rhymes, childrens’ associations, or even spells.
But even if this pattern is fairly simple, we find it quite seldom in the lyric, and only a few texts are written in heaps of rhymes.
Through the singsang described above, the pattern can be naive, cheerful or childlike.
What is important is that we do not stiffen on it: because, of course, such an expectation can also be played and turned into the opposite.


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