Rhyme : Or
Revisiting childhood and Nursery Rhymes Rhyme Rhyme is -- : Rhyme is -- --a repetition of accented vowel sounds and all succeeding sounds in words that appear close together in verse –
For example, sky, pie, why, lie, try, eye
Notice it is NOT spelling of the word that matters, but the SOUND of the word. End Rhyme : End Rhyme The rhyme sound is placed at the end of the line of poetry.
The most common type of rhyme.
“Jack and Jill
Went up a hill
To fetch a pail of water.” Internal Rhyme : Internal Rhyme Repeats sounds within the lines of poetry.
“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary”
- Edgar Allan Poe Approximate Rhyme : Approximate Rhyme The final rhyming sounds are close, but not exactly the same.
Popular with many modern poets.
“All of the evening softly lit
As an astral hall –
“Father,” I observed to Heaven,
“You are punctual!” - Emily Dickinson Masculine/Feminine Rhyme : Masculine/Feminine Rhyme In masculine rhyme, the rhyme is exact and the last word in two lines rhyme.
“Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner”
In feminine rhyme, the rhyme sound is followed by another syllables that is the same in two lines.
“ Cry Baby Bunting
Daddy’s gone a-hunting” Rhyme Scheme : Rhyme Scheme The pattern of rhymes in a stanza or poem.
To determine rhyme scheme, simply put a small letter after each line. Lines that rhyme should have the same letter. If a line does not rhyme with any previous line, give it a new letter.
The rhyme scheme is indicated by the list of letters. Example of Rhyme Scheme : Example of Rhyme Scheme Notice the rhyme scheme in the following short poem: “Slowly” by Mary Coleridge
“Heavy is my heart, a
Dark are thine eyes. b
Thou and I must part a
Ere the sun rise. b
This rhyme scheme is abab Rhyme Scheme carries : Rhyme Scheme carries No matter in what verse of that poem, if the end rhyme matches “heart” or “part” – that line gets a letter “a”.
Any time the word at the end of the line does not match a previous end word, give it a new letter.
Soon you’ll easily see the pattern the author has created.