In many traditional forms, a regular pattern of rhymes are at the ends of the lines. This means that even if the poem is being read out loud, listeners can easily hear where the lines end, can hear the shape of the poem. Internal rhymes and end rhymes When the last word in a line of poetry rhymes with the last word in another line, this is called an end rhyme. Many traditional poetry forms use end rhymes. When words in the middle of a line of poetry rhyme with each other, this is called an internal rhyme.
Below is part of a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Can you find the internal rhymes and end rhymes? The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew, The furrow followed free; We were the first that ever burst Into that silent sea. In this example, "blew"-"flew," and "first"-"burst" are internal rhymes. True rhymes and off-rhymes "Smart" and "art"; "fellow" and "yellow"; "surgery" and perjury" -- these are all examples of true rhymes , or exact rhymes because the final vowel and consonant sounds or the final syllables in the longer words are exact matches to the ear.
In each case, part of the sound matches exactly, but part of it doesn't. Off-rhymes use assonance and consonance : Assonance is a similarity between vowel sounds the sounds made by your breath, written with the letters a,e,i,o,u,and sometimes y "Sing,"lean", and "beet" are an example of assonance because they all have a similar "e" sound.
Another example is "boat,"bone", and "mole," which all have a similiar "o" sound. Consonance is a similarity between consonant sounds consonants are the letters that you pronounce with your lips or tongue, not with your breath: b,c,d,f,g,h,j,k,l,m,n,p,q,r,s,t,v,w,x,z and sometimes y.
When the same consonants are used at the beginning of the word for example, the words "sing" and "sell" , that is called alliteration. You might choose to use off-rhymes instead of true rhymes, or in addition to them, to create a subtler effect. Using off-rhymes also gives you more choices of words to rhyme. This often makes it possible to create more original or surprising rhymes. How many pop songs can you think of that rhyme "heart" with "apart? There are only a few words that rhyme with "love," so they are used over and over again.
Off-rhymes can help to remove some of that predictability so that you can come up with more interesting rhyme. Learn to write both rhymed and unrhymed poems in our online course, Essentials of Poetry Writing. Rhyme schemes The pattern of rhymes in a poem is written with the letters a, b, c, d, etc. The first set of lines that rhyme at the end are marked with a. The second set are marked with b.
So, in a poem with the rhyme scheme abab, the first line rhymes with the third line, and the second line rhymes with the fourth line. In a poem with the rhyme scheme abcb, the second line rhymes with the fourth line, but the first and third lines don't rhyme with each other.
Here's an example of an abcb rhyme scheme. The itsy bitsy spider a Went up the water spout b Down came the rain c And washed the spider out b This one's aabccb: Little Miss Muffet Sat on a tuffet Eating her curds and whey. Along came a spider And sat down beside her And frightened Miss Muffett away. Here's a sonnet by Shakespeare.
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