Experimental Poetry Form: increasing rhyme

Today’s experimental poetry form is called increasing rhyme.  It is similar to the experimental poetry form from yesterday’s post.

Like the experimental poetry form from yesterday, this form has four stanzas, each with four lines.  In yesterday’s post, the number of four syllable lines increased with each stanza.  In this form, the number of rhyming lines increases with each stanza.

In the first stanza, none of the lines rhyme.

In the second stanza, the last two lines rhyme with each other.

In the third stanza, the last three lines rhyme with each other.

In the fourth stanza, all four lines rhyme with each other.

The rhymes are contained within each stanza.  The rhyming lines from one stanza do not rhyme with the rhyming lines from the other stanzas.

Here is what the form looks like with the non-rhyming lines noted with an * and the rhyming sets noted with letters:

*
*
*
*

*
*
A
A

*
B
B
B

C
C
C
C