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masculine rhyme

noun, Prosody
a rhyme of but a single stressed syllable, as in disdain, complain.
1575-85 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for masculine rhyme

masculine rhyme

(prosody) a rhyme between stressed monosyllables or between the final stressed syllables of polysyllabic words: book, cook, collect, direct Compare feminine rhyme
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Encyclopedia Article for masculine rhyme

in verse, a monosyllabic rhyme or a rhyme that occurs only in stressed final syllables (such as claims, flames or rare, despair). Compare feminine rhyme. Emily Dickinson used the masculine rhyme to great effect in the last stanza of "After great pain, a formal feeling comes-": This is the Hour of Lead-Remembered, if outlived,As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow-First-Chill-then Stupor-then the letting go-

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