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internal rhyme

noun, Prosody
1.
a rhyme created by two or more words in the same line of verse.
2.
a rhyme created by words within two or more lines of a verse.
Origin of internal rhyme
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • End-rhyme has been used occasionally; internal rhyme, sporadically.

    Beowulf Release Date: July 19, 2005 [EBook #16328]
  • As is natural to a novice, he rather exaggerates his liberties, especially in the cases where the internal rhyme seduces him.

    Sir Walter Scott George Saintsbury
British Dictionary definitions for internal rhyme

internal rhyme

noun
1.
(prosody) rhyme that occurs between words within a verse line
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