internal rhyme

noun

Definition of internal rhyme

: rhyme between a word within a line and another either at the end of the same line or within another line

Examples of internal rhyme in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hardy even adds an internal rhyme, thrush/thus, to ornament the terminal ones. Richard Brookhiser, National Review, "Reading Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Darkling Thrush’ at Year’s End," 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of internal rhyme

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Internal rhyme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/internal%20rhyme. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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