Definition of tail rhyme in English:

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tail rhyme


A rhyme involving couplets, triplets, or stanzas, each with a tag or additional short line.
Example sentences
  • In addition to these tail rhymes all of the lines, bar the refrain, include at least two internal rhymes and usually even more than that.
  • I will have to consult the rest of the jury but I can venture a guess that tail rhymes are not allowed but assonance and consonance are fair game.
  • With the exception of A Mery Gest, whose metre Edwards describes as a form of tail rhyme, all of More's poetry (including the Pico Verse translations) are written in rhyme royal.

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