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Rhyme and Meter. 1. Rhyme. Meaning The repetition of similar sounds The sounds are not always exactly the same The spelling does not have to be the same Example Thinking , linking Bake, cake Frog, hog High, sky Mean, fine. 2. Exact Rhyme. Meaning

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1 rhyme
1. Rhyme
  • Meaning
    • The repetition of similar sounds
      • The sounds are not always exactly the same
    • The spelling does not have to be the same
  • Example
    • Thinking , linking
    • Bake, cake
    • Frog, hog
    • High, sky
    • Mean, fine
2 exact rhyme
2. Exact Rhyme
  • Meaning
    • When the sounds that rhyme are exactly the same sounds.
  • Example
    • Hat, cat
    • Free, bee

Exactly the same sounds.

3 approximate rhyme half rhyme
3. Approximate Rhyme / Half Rhyme
  • Meaning
    • When the words repeat some sounds, but are not exact echoes
  • Example
    • Mean, fine
    • Rate, bet
    • Life, die
    • Beef, streets

Sounds are similar, but not exact

4 end rhymes
4. End Rhymes
  • Meaning
    • When the rhymes come at the end of the lines
  • Example

Where in this book

do you think I should look?

Every day I look at the sky.

I think of my life and ask myself why.

5 internal rhymes
5. Internal Rhymes
  • Meaning
    • Rhymes that occur within a line of poetry
  • Example
    • I set my hat on the mat
    • I was a fool who skipped school
6 rhyme scheme
6. Rhyme Scheme
  • Meaning
    • A regular pattern of rhyme
    • Letters are used to represent like sounds
  • Example ABAB =

Riches I hold in light esteem,

And Love I laugh to scorn;

And lust of Fame was but a dream

That vanished with the morn -

AA

BA

AA

BA

7 meter
7. Meter
  • Meaning
    • The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry as expressed by syllabication.
  • Syllabication is the use of stressed and unstressed markings.
8 foot feet
8. Foot/Feet
  • Meaning
    • A “foot” is the combination of stressed and unstressed syllables that make up a recurrent metric unit of a line.
  • Example
9 scanning
9. Scanning
  • We “scan” a poem to determine its basic meter and to consider the relevance of that rhythm to the meaning of the poem.
  • When we scan a poem, we begin by saying the poetic lines aloud, paying careful attention to the syllables which seem to be stressed (pronounced with more emphasis).
10 iambs
10. Iambs
  • This pattern of ~ / (unstressed/stressed) is called an iamb.
  • The following are examples of iambic feet.
other patterns
Other Patterns

Along with the iamb, there are other possible patterns:

Pattern Noun Adjective

~ / iamb iambic

~ ~ / anapest anapestic

/ ~ trochee trochaic

/ ~ ~ dactyl dactylic

/ / spondee spondaic