|end rhyme||eye rhyme||internal rhyme||rhyme||rhyme scheme|
|historical rhyme||slant rhyme|
Rhyme – When two or more words have both consonance and assonance, or the same middle and end sounds, but NOT the same beginning sounds. (Note: Words that sound the same do not rhyme; they are homophones.)
Ex: Time, slime, crime, grime
End Rhyme – when words at the end of two or more lines of poetry rhyme
Internal Rhyme – when words in the same line of a poem have both consonance and assonance
Perfect rhyme - when two (or more) words have the same number of syllables and similar middle and end sounds. (time - crime; macaroni - her baloney)
Slant rhyme – A rhyme that is not perfect and has only similarity rather than identity of sound patterns (once – France; lives - is; orange - door hinge); also called imperfect, near, partial, or off rhyme.
Eye rhyme – when words are spelled similarly but pronounced differently (cough – bough – though – rough)
Historical rhyme - a rhyme from an old poem whose words were once pronounced so that they rhymed, but no longer are; eye rhymes are often historical rhymes (a frequently occurring example is rhyming "prove" with "love").- see "archaic"
Rhyme scheme – The pattern of end rhyme in a poem. To correctly identify rhyme scheme, you need to look at the entire poem. Rhyme scheme is identified by capital letters; the first end sound is an A, the next sound that is not similar to the first is a B, the third non-similar sound would be C, etc.Ex: "Smart" by Shel Silverstein