How do you identify the rhyme scheme between the lines of a poem when they end with the same word? For example:
I like to think chess is a courteous game,
I play it with family and friends.
I like to think chess is a peaceful game,
Nobody gets hurt when it ends.
Is the rhyme scheme simply ABAB in this case?
And how about the rhyme scheme when the words don't rhyme at all?
I never distract my opponent,
I don't want to act like a pest.
I hope they behave in the very same way,
So both of us play at our best.
Is it XAXA or ABCB?
Overall, is a rhyme scheme separate for each stanza or the poem on the whole? What are the relevant rules? (Relevant to the question, that is.)