slant rhyme

slant rhyme

noun Prosody.
rhyme in which either the vowels or the consonants of stressed syllables are identical, as in eyes, light; years, yours.
Also called half rhyme, imperfect rhyme, near rhyme, oblique rhyme, off rhyme.
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slant rhyme
 
n
prosody another term for half-rhyme

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slant rhyme

in prosody, two words that have only their final consonant sounds and no preceding vowel or consonant sounds in common (such as stopped and wept, or parable and shell). The device was common in Welsh, Irish, and Icelandic verse years before it was first used in English by Henry Vaughan. It was not used regularly in English until Gerard Manley Hopkins and William Butler Yeats began to do so

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