Rhyme Glossary - Rhyming Types
To view types of rhyme usage see: Rhyme Usage Glossary
This page is specifically about types of rhymes. These will help you create more variety in your poems and lyrics.
- Assonant rhyme
- Rhyming of similar vowels but different consonants.
- Consonant rhyme
- Similar consonants but different vowels.
- Eye rhyme
- Based on spelling and not on sound.
- Feminine rhyme (double, triple, extra-syllable, multi-syllable, extended)
- Differing beginnings followed by multiple rhyming syllables.
- Identical rhyme
- Uses the same word to rhyme with itself however may hold a different meaning.
- Light line
- Rhyming of a stressed syllable with a secondary stress.
- Macaronic rhyme
- Rhyming of two words with different languages.
- Masculine rhyme
- Differing consonant sounds ending with identically stressed syllables.
- Near rhyme (half, slant, approximate, off, oblique)
- Final consonant sounds the same but initial consonants and vowel sounds are different.
- Perfect rhyme (exact, true, full)
- Begins with different sounds and end with the same.
- Rich rhyme (French for rime riche)
- Word that rhymes with its homonym.
- Scarce rhyme
- Rhyming of words with limited rhyming alternatives.
- Wrenched rhyme
- A stressed syllable with an unstressed one (occurs most often in ballads and folk poetry).
example: lady/a bee