Internal Rhyme

Definition:
In literature the internal rhyme is a practice of forming a rhyme in only one lone line of verse. An internal rhyme is also known as the middle rhyme because it is typically constructed in the middle of a line to rhyme with the bit at the end of the same metrical line.

Example:
The line from the famed poem Ancient Mariner, “We were the first that ever burst”.

3 thoughts on “Internal Rhyme”

  1. I believe Eminem used internal rhyme a lot. especially in his earlier work.

    Here’s a sample from a song of his from ’96:

    “It’s a broke day but everything is ok (It’s ok)
    I’m up all night, but everything is alright (It’s alright)
    It’s a rough week, and I don’t get enough sleep (I can’t sleep)
    It’s a long year pretending I belong here (Belong here)
    It’s a broke day but everything is ok (It’s ok)
    I’m up all night, but everything is alright (It’s alright)
    It’s a rough week, and I don’t get enough sleep (I can’t sleep)
    It’s a long year pretending I belong here (Belong here)”

    almost every line has internal rhyme. and if slant internal rhyme exists i think it’s there too. ex:week – sleep.

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