A rhyming poem has the same or similar sounds of two or more words repeated, often at the end of the line. Rhymes may also occur within the lines. The meter of these poems is also important and it accentuates the rhyming pattern.
Here begins a series of Burns stanzas commemorating the Catholic Missions found in Old California along "El Camino Real", The King's Highway. The rhyme scheme is aaabab and the meter is trochee. Lines "a" are tetrameter lines and lines "b" are dimeter lines.
Sailing ships race through the water with beautiful grace and form. Catching wind, sheets move the vessel fast over bad seas that churn. She will pitch, rolling from side as to side, in a raging storm. Facing hard time, bow dips deep in the brine for expectant turn, needing to stay on this heading till captain's command some learn. Bowsprit proud, showing Columbia crashing through