What Is An End-rhyme?


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Will Martin Profile
Will Martin answered
What most of us would call a rhyme – i.e., two identical sounds found at the end of two lines of verse – is technically an end-rhyme. Within this category there are several types of rhyme. The easiest to spot is a true rhyme, in which all but the initial consonant is identical in spelling and sound, as in hair/fair. Sight rhymes or eye rhymes look like true rhymes, but although spelt alike, the words are pronounced differently: Dear/bear.  A further distinction can be made between masculine rhymes, which occur on the last, stressed syllable,e.g.:  "I was angry with my FRIEND/ I told my wrath, my wrath did END" and feminine rhymes, which end with an unstressed syllable. The syllable before the unstressed one must also rhyme, as in lying/dying. Occasionally rhymes are made with three or more syllables; this creates such a strong effect that it can sound rather like a jingle, so it's usually used for comic effect: Machinery/scenery.  
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Anonymous answered
Figurative language
Maria Zhu Profile
Maria Zhu answered
End‐rhyme, rhyme occurring at the ends of verse lines, as opposed to internal rhyme and ‘head‐rhyme’ ( alliteration); the most familiar kind of rhyming.

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