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Rhyme

      Rhyme is very much associated with poetry.  Rhyme is a way of speaking or writing that repeats a sound, usually at the end of a line, and the mind knows that the sounds go together.  It's meant for the ear to catch these.
      There are various kinds of rhyme: (1) perfect and imperfect rhyme, (2) masculine and feminine rhyme, and (3) internal and end rhyme. 
      In perfect rhyme, an accented vowel in one word agrees with an accented vowel in another word or more, and these vowels are followed by the same sound. The sounds before them, however, differ. Thus, in the words "spoken" and "broken," you have an "s" and a "b" differing in sound, but you have an "o" sound followed by a "ken" sound that agree. The same is true of the word for a watery drop from the eye, a tear, and dear.
      In imperfect rhyme there's an element or more of the perfect rhyme lacking. It's somewhat of a sight thing. Thus, in "mother" and "father," the "ther" sounds are alike, but the vowels that precede them are not. However, "mother" and "brother" are not imperfect rhymes because the "o" sounds are alike. They are perfect rhymes.
      In masculine and feminine rhyme they have more than one
syllable, but the difference is where the emphasis is placed. In masculine rhyme, the emphasis is on the final syllable; thus, compose and repose.  In feminine rhyme the final syllable
is unstressed with the emphasis coming before it, as in beauty
and duty.
      With regard to internal rhyme and end rhyme, it's not how the words are formed, but their position in the line. Internal rhyme
is within the line, and end rhyme is at the end. Thus:
     I saw a little boat, afloat upon the bay,
     I saw it hoist its sail, then turn and sail away...

      You can also have a word within a line, rhyme with an
end word, as in the lines from Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven":
 
     Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered
            weak and weary,
     Over many a quaint and curious volume of  for-
            gotten lore
    
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there
            came a tapping,
     As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my
            chamber door.
     " 'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my
             chamber door
                      Only this and nothing more."

      It's possible to formulate a rhyme by putting a couple of words together to rhyme with another word.  Thus, from a "A Sauk Comes to Visit":
      He said something, I could hear it,
      In a tongue I knew was Sauk;
      He asked of God, Great Spirit
      To bless the lake Blackhawk:

     I believe it's also possible to have more than one word form a rhyme in scattered words in close order. Thus, from the epilogue of the poem, "The Tilma" (about Our Lady of Guadalupe and
St. Juan Diego), you have these lines in the second stanza:
      As she steps upon the shadow of sin
      And crushes the serpent and
woe we're in!

     Even though there's a syllable between the rhyming elements,
if the ear can pick up on it, I believe it's usable rhyme.  The ear can hear the "o" sound in the last syllable of  "shadow" even though it isn't accented like the rhyming word "woe."

     Another example of rhyme, from "The Piers of Stone," is the double rhyme wherein two lines rhyme with one another twice:
   The views of lake and shore (The views | of lake | and shore)
   And the hues of sky up o'er  (And the hues | of sky | up o'er
)

     

 
   
 

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