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 –don’t have the same
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