Rhyming in Poetry
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Poetry is made “musical” through repetition of sounds. These can be repetition of rhythms, words, phrases, or rhymes.
Rhyme is when the final sound or sounds of a word are repeated. For example, “bird” rhymes with “word,” and “blue” rhymes with “you.”
When words rhyme within the same line, it is called an “internal rhyme.” When the words at the ends of lines rhyme, it is called an “external rhyme” or “end rhyme.” Traditionally, end rhymes often form patterns that repeat. For example, when two consecutive lines rhyme, it is called a “couplet.” The end-rhyme pattern of a given poem is called its “rhyme scheme.”
Repeating patterns of rhyme and rhythm help make poems easier to memorize and a pleasure to read and recite.
Poems do not have to rhyme, of course, but rhyming tends to make poems feel lighter and happier. As a rule, therefore, humorous poems tend to rhyme, whereas more serious poems often do not. If you are writing rhyming poems, a rhyming dictionary can help.
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