Rhyme

A rhyme is the repetition or correspondence of the terminal sounds of words. It is one of the most common sound devices in poetry. Rhyme presents a sense of harmony and togetherness. It also gives the poet discipline, to limit their wordplay and therefore, their imagination. It require attention to intense detail. Here are some of the types of rhymes.

Eye/Sight rhyme – the words look like they should rhymes due to spelling, but don’t rhyme when pronounced. Ex. ear/bear

End rhyme – (most common) the rhyme fall at the end of the lines.

Feminine rhyme – rhyme falls over 2 syllables between a stressed and following unstressed. Ex. batter/flatter

Masculine rhyme – rhyme falls on the final stressed syllable. Ex. confess/address

Pure rhyme – exact match. Ex. milk/silk

Perfect rhyme – rhyme of two words spelled or pronounced the exact same but don’t have the same meaning. Ex. rain/reign

Internal rhyme – rhyme falls in the middle or inside of the lines.

Slant/Half rhyme – slightly off, only the final consonants match. Ex. mirth/forth

Some information is taken from my textbook.
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