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This poem is the similar to the rondeau poem. The first and second lines repeat in the middle of the poem and at the end. Although, as in the example below, only the first line repeats at the end.

The rhyme scheme is normally ABba abAB abbaA(B).


    Carousel Ride

    Painted ponies go round and round (rhyme: A)
    on a carousel at the county fair. (B)
    A mom lifts her young son high into the air,, (b)
    then sits him on the saddle of a pony he has found. (a)

    The air's redolent with popcorn, and calliope sound. (a)
    Bridles glisten green and gold; lacquered faces smile and stare. (b)
    Painted ponies go round and round, (A) - repeated
    on a carousel at the county fair. (B) - repeated

    Child marvels that his pony's feet never touch the ground. (a)
    He loves gliding up and down as the wind ruffles through his hair. (b)
    Unbridled joy is a treasure to share; (b)
    laughter and giggles everywhere abound. (a)
    Painted ponies go round and round. (A) - repeated
    - written by starkat

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