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Some words may be thought of as small poems within themselves.

the grains beyond age, the dark veins of her mother
-Dylan Thomas
inner rhyme
Involves one rhyming accented syllable with a single punch.

Masculine rhyme describes the rhyming of single-syllable words, such as grade or shade. Masculine rhyme also occurs where rhyming words of more than one syllable, when the same sound occurs in a final stressed syllable, as in defend and contend, betray and away.

"Where the bee sucks, there suck I." "In a cowslip's bell I lie?"
masculine rhyme
Involves two consecutive rhyming syllables. One accented, one unaccented.

Feminine rhyme consists of a rhymed stressed syllable followed by one or more identical unstressed syllables, as in butter, clutter; gratitude, attitude; quivering, shivering.

"I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers of April, May, of June and July flowers."
feminine rhyme
Employs rhymes within the lines, as well as, at the ends.

The splendor falls on castle walls
The long light shakes across the lakes,
O, hark, O, hear! how thin and clear, O, sweet and far from cliff and scar
O love, they die in yon rich sky,
Our echoes roll from soul to soul.

"Ah, distinctly I remember, it was in bleak December and each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the door."
internal rhyme
Can involve words with corresponding vowel sounds (assonance) or words with corresponding end consonant sounds (consonance), but no true rhyme.

"I married her for love, as my fancy did me move."

home, same; worth, breath.
heart--far, start, yarn, bizarre, scarf
slant rhyme
Sayings or common expressions that involve rhyme, thus making them easy to remember.

"Snug as a bug in a rug."
rhyming locutions
Those that are forced either by changing the spelling of one word to match another by dropping or adding a syllable or by placing just part of the word at the end of a line and the rest of the next line.

"What they often cure the sick wid is either pills or liquid."
refractory rhymes