A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounding words that occur at the end of verses in poems or songs. A rhyme is a tool that uses repeating patterns that add rhythm or musicality to poems. This differentiates them from prose, which is simple. It is used for the specific purpose of giving a poem a pleasant effect, which makes recitation a pleasant experience. In addition, it is offered as a mnemonic resource, smoothing the progress of memorization.
For example, all nursery rhymes contain words that rhyme in order to facilitate children's learning, since they like to read them, and the presence of repetitive patterns allows them to memorize them effortlessly. We don't seem to forget the nursery rhymes we learned as children. Here are some examples of nursery rhymes with bold and italic rhyming words:
"Baa baa black sheep, do you have wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full!
One for the master, one for the lady,
And another for the little boy who lives at the end of the road. "
" Humpty Dumpty was sitting against a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a big fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty back together! "
" Mary had a little lamb whose fleece was snow-white;
And everywhere Mary went the lamb was sure to go.
One day she followed her to school, which was against the rule;
It made the kids laugh and play to see a lamb at school.
And so the teacher turned out, but It still stayed close,
And waited patiently for Mary to appear. “
Different types of rhymes
Poems written in the English language use the following types of rhymes:
A perfect rhyme is a case where two words rhyme in such a way that their final vowel and all subsequent sounds are identical. For example, sight and light, law and power and rose and dose.
The term general rhyme refers to a variety of phonetic similarities between words.
Syllabic rhyme - Bottle and Violin Le, Cleaver and Silver, Patter and Pitter are examples of syllable rhymes: words with a similar-sounding last syllable, but without a stressed vowel.
Imperfect rhyme - wings and care, sitting and perfect, reflection and subject are examples of imperfect rhyme. This is a rhyme between a stressed and an unstressed syllable.
Assonance or Slant Rhyme exists in words with the same vowel sound as rabbit and robber, ship and sheep
Alliteration or head rhyme refers to matching initial consonant sounds such as sea and seal, and ship and sh
Eye Rhymes, also known as “seime” or “spelling rhymes”, refer to words with the same spelling but different sounds. In this case, the last syllables have the same spellings but are pronounced differently, e.g. B. Cough and branch and love and movement.
Types of rhymes according to position
The classification of rhymes can be based on their positions, e.g. The following examples of rhymes.
Example 1: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (by Jane Taylor)
"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
As I wonder what you are “
Classification: Tail rhyme40a 4This is the most common type of rhyme. It occurs in the last syllable of a verse or line.
Example 2: Don't fence me in (by Cole Porter and Robert Fletcher)
“Just turn me loose, let me sit on my old saddle,
Under the western sky,
On mine Cayuse let me wander over there,
'Until I see the mountains rise. "
Classification: Internal rhyme
This is a type of rhyme in which a word at the end of a verse rhymes with another word in the same line.
Example 3: A holiday in the Scottish lowlands ends in pleasant inactivity (by Miles Kington)
" In Ayrshire- Hill country cruise,
Inertia, hilarious, arises,
This is a kind of rhyme in which all the words on two full lines rhyme.
Example 4: In Lulworth Cove a century back (by Thomas Hardy)
“ I had but lived a hundred years ago
I may have gone like me went this year,
By Warmwell Cross to a bay that I know,
And time has put its finger on me there… ”
Classification: Cross rhyme
This refers to matching sounds at the end of the intervention lines.
Function of the rhyme
As discussed above, fulfilled a Rhyme has two distinct functions in the art of poetry writing:
It gives poetry a typical symmetry that distinguishes poetry from prose.
It makes the recital of poetry a pleasant experience for readers as the repetitive patterns reflect musicality and Rhythm to it.
H. Auden gives his views on the function of rhyme and a He recalls some of the tools of prosody, saying that they are like servants that a master uses in the way he wishes.
Popular Literary Devices
- Ad Hominem
- Deus Ex Machina
- Double Entendre
- Flash Forward
- Half Rhyme
- Internal Rhyme
- Line Break
- Non Sequitur
- Pathetic Fallacy
- Poetic Justice
- Point of View
- Red Herring
- Tragic Flaw