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internal rhyme

Line breaks: in|tern¦al rhyme

Definition of internal rhyme in English:

noun

A rhyme involving a word in the middle of a line and another at the end of the line or in the middle of the next.
Example sentences
  • Similarly, the third line of every stanza ends with a rhyme word which is reinforced by an internal rhyme in the middle of the fourth line.
  • The repetitions that ring through these lines, and the internal rhyme and assonance that mark them seem to extend, to prolong this last moment before nightfall.
  • The rhythm of the heroic couplets is varied with the potential anapaestic substitutions of ll. 13 and 16, and by the internal rhyme of line 13.

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