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Encyclopedia > Internal rhyme

In poetry, internal rhyme, or middle rhyme, is rhyme which occurs within a single line of verse. Can happen within any type of rhyme and in music pieces. Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is traditionally a written art form (although there is also an ancient and modern poetry which relies mainly upon oral or pictorial representations) in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ... A rhyme is a repetition of identical or similar sounds in two or more different words and is most often used in poetry. ... Verse is a writing that uses meter as its primary organisational mode, as opposed to prose, which uses grammatical and discoursal units like sentences and paragraphs. ...


Examples

True in the game, as long as blood is blue in my veins,
I pour a Heineken brew to my deceased crew on memory lane
-Nas
the grains beyond age, the dark veins of her mother
-Dylan Thomas
I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers
-Percy Bysshe Shelley
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.
-Edgar Allan Poe

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Guide to Verse Forms - Rhyme (2916 words)
Another form of internal rhyme has a word in the middle of one line rhyming with the the word at the end of a different line; this is sometimes called cross rhyme - which is liable to be confused with cross-rhyme, a particular kind of 4-line stanza.
One particular form of cross rhyme, in which the word at the end of one line rhymes with a line in the middle of the next, is common in Irish poetry, where it is known as aicill rhyme.
Rhyming a word in the middle of one line with a word in the middle of another is called interlaced rhyme.
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