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Rhyme

A Rhyme poem is a type of poem that, as the name suggests, rhymes or has the repetition of the same or similar sounds of two or more words, often at the end of the line. Rhyme poems are the most common known form of poetry. In a rhyme poem traditionally, one or more lines will rhyme. They may follow a specific meter or scheme in which to structure the rhymes, which most often is placed at the end of each line. Rhyming dictionary.

Rhyme Poem

Some poets, preferring to shake things up and make it their own, will place the rhymes sporadically throughout each line, ignoring any set meter to suit their poem and suit their taste or aim for a bigger impact. Some structured rhyme poems will have every two lines rhyme and then change for the next two and so on. Others will have a line with one rhyme, the next not matching suit, and then having the third rhyme with the first. Examples of rhyme poetry can be found in the work of Emily Dickinson. Rhyme poetry is enjoyed for the beautiful flow that they create. 

Examples of Poems That Rhyme

Jabberwocky (First Two Stanzas)

by Lewis Carroll

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

Type of Rhymes

Most traditional poems use rhyme as a basic device for holding the poem together. Rhyme is the agreement in sound between words or syllables. The best way to think of rhyme is not as a series of lock stepping sound effects but as a system of echoes. Poets use rhyme to recall earlier words, to emphasize certain points, and to make their language memorable. In fact, rhymes can be extremely effective in making language take hold in a reader’s mind. Here are various types of rhymes.


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Synonyms

rime, rime, rime, verse