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One Verse Every Week 'INTERNAL RHYME'

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

O the rhyme can be seen and heard, too. Not exactly the internal one would've had in mind.

Internal rhyme, too, is an aural rhyme, where similar sounding words or syllables occur within the same line multiple times, such as in the middle and towards the end of a line. Internal rhymes also occur across multiple lines internally, within a poem, with rhymes occurring multiple times in the middle or as well as towards the end of lines. Internal rhyme is also known as middle rhyme.

Example: In this song from William Shakespeare's play The Tempest:

Where the bee sucks, there suck I:
In a cowslip’s bell I lie;
There I couch when owls do cry.
On the bat’s back I do fly
After summer merrily.   
Merrily, merrily shall I live now
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.

This song is an example of both internal as well as end rhyme.


NEXT: What is the difference between internal rhyme and end rhyme?

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