tailed rhyme


tailed rhyme

a verse form in which rhymed lines such as couplets or triplets are followed by a tail-a line of different (usually shorter) length that does not rhyme with the couplet or triplet. In a tail-rhyme stanza (also called a tail-rhymed stanza), the tails rhyme with each other

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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