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Rhyme is the matching up of sounds and syllables,

usually at the end of lines. External rhyme is the
rhyming of words at the end of lines. Shel
Silverstein's poetry is a great example of this. And
"The Raven," by Edgar Allan Poe, incorporates
internal rhyme in "Once upon a midnight dreary,
while I pondered weak and weary." This means
that two words rhyme within the same line, in this
case dreary and weary.

Why is Rhyme Important?

Rhyme functions in much the same way as rhythm.
It keeps the poem in harmony, and a rhyme
scheme helps the audience to understand what is
coming. Rhyme scheme can be figured by
looking at the last word in each line and assigning
a letter. The last word in the first line gets an "a."
The last word in the second line, if it rhymes, also
gets an "a." If a word does not rhyme, it gets the
next letter, "b" in this case. Discerning the rhyme
scheme is important because the pattern brings
the poem to life and helps the audience feel

Rhyme, also spelled rime, the
correspondence of two or more words with similar-
sounding final syllables placed so as to
echo one another. Rhyme is used by poets
and occasionally by prose writers to produce
sounds appealing to the reader’s senses and to
unify and establish a poem’s stanzaic form. End
rhyme (i.e., rhyme used at the end of a line to
echo the end of another line) is most common,
but internal, interior, or leonine rhyme is frequently
used as an occasional Shakespeare’s “Hark; hark!
the lark at heaven’s gate sings,”

Examples of Rhyme

A rhyme occurs when two or more words have

similar sounds. Typically, this happens at the end
of the words, but this isn't always the case.
Different Types of Rhymes
Here are some of the types of rhymes with
examples of each:
•Assonant rhyme - This is the rhyming of vowels in
words but with different consonants. It is
sometimes referred to as a slant rhyme.
Examples include tip and limp, dank and bat,
bowl and home. Ball- bath
•Consonant rhyme - This is the rhyming of
consonants but not vowels. Examples include
bell and ball, dump and damp, meter and
miter, mile and mole. Riman las consonantes
•Dactylic - This rhymes the third syllable from the
end. One example is Aristophanes and
cacophonies. Apartir de la tercera silaba al
•Eye rhyme - The rhyming in this type is based on
spelling and not sound. Examples are: move
and love, cough and bough, food and good,
death and wreath. Se basa en la escritura y
no en el sonido
•Feminine rhyme - Also referred to as double,
triple, multiple, extra-syllable, extended, this
has different beginnings of the words, but
rhymes latter syllables. Examples include
backing and hacking, tricky and picky,
moaning and groaning, generate and
venerate. Tiene diferente comienzo pero rima
en las ultimas silabas
•Head rhyme - Also called alliteration or initial
rhyme, this has the same initial consonant at
the beginning of the words. Examples are blue
and blow, sun and sand, merry and monkey.
•Identical rhyme - This is rhyming a word with itself,
but often refers to a different meaning. An se
repite la misma palabra pero tiene diferente
significado example is in Emily Dickinson’s
“ The Cornice—in the Ground.
•Internal rhyme - The rhyming happens within a
line of poetry
Once upon a midnight dreary,
while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of
forgotten lore,
•Light rhyme - Rhyming of syllable where one is
stressed and the other is not. Examples include
frog and dialog, mat and combat.
•Macaronic rhyme - This rhymes words from
different languages. Examples are villa and
manilla, amore and favor, sure and kreatur,
lay and lei, sitar and guitar.
•Masculine rhyme - In this rhyme, the stress in on
the final syllable in both words. Examples
include support and report, dime and sublime,
divulge and bulge.
•Near rhyme - Also referred to as half, slant,
approximate, off, and oblique, this rhymes the
final consonants but not the vowels or initial
consonants. Examples are bent and rant,
quick and back.
•Oblique - This is an imperfect rhyme because the
sounds do not quite match. Sometimes these
are called half, approximate, near, off, or slant
rhymes. Examples are lap and shape, fiend
and mean, gun and thumb.
•Perfect rhyme - Sometimes called exact, full or
true, this rhyme is the typical rhyme where the
ending sounds match. Examples are cat and
hat, egg and beg, ink and pink, boo and true,
soap and dope.
•Rich rhyme - In this case, the words are
pronounced the same but have different
meanings, like homonyms. Examples include
raise and raze, break and brake, vary and
very, lessen and lesson.
•Scarce rhyme - This refers to words that have very
few other words that rhyme with them.
Examples are lips and whisp, oceanless and
•Semirhyme - In this rhyme, one word has and
extra syllable. Examples are mend and
ending, rye and buying, lick and pickle. Le
agregas una silaba demás el sonido se
•Syllabic - Rhyming the last syllable, this is also
called tail or end rhyme. Examples include
beaver and silver, dancing and prancing.
Funcionaria con subfijos su rima es en la ultima
silaba iguak en escritura
•Wrenched rhyme - This is an imperfect rhyme
which rhymes a stressed with an unstressed
syllable. Examples are caring and wing, lady
and a bee.
Rhyme in Verse
Examples of rhyming in verses:
•Alternating rhyme, crossed rhyme, or interlocking
rhyme: Rhyming pattern is ABAB
•Intermittent rhyme: Every other line rhymes
•Envelope rhyme or inserted rhyme: Rhyming
pattern ABBA
•Irregular rhyme: No fixed pattern to the rhyming
•Sporadic rhyme or occasional rhyme:
Unpredictable pattern with mostly unrhymed
•Thorn line: A line that does not rhyme in a
passage that usually rhymes
Now you know all different types of rhymes.ç

The teacher was sitting on her chair

When the calaca came and told her bitch get
out of my way

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