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Rhyming Words List & Flashcards

Rhyming Words List & Flashcards
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End rhyme
The last word in a line rhymes with the last word in another line
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Internal rhyme
The rhyming words are both contained within the same line
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Of the following, which is NOT an example of a near rhyme?

BOOK/STICK

STOMP/CLAMP

BLEW/GLUE

Blew/glue (this is an exact rhyme!)
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Which of the following choices is an exact rhyme with CAT?

STACK

MAT

Mat - it has the same stressed vowel sound and following consonant sound
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Exact rhyme
These two words sound and look very similar. They both stress the same vowel sounds and any consonants that follow those vowels.
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Near rhyme
Two words might sound similar when said out loud because the end consonants sound the same. But the stressed vowels are different, making this an imperfect rhyme.
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Rhyme
A literary device where similar sounds are used repeatedly in different words
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Flashcard Content Overview

This flashcard set will help you master the techniques of rhyming in poetry. You will learn how to recognize different types of rhyming words and poetic patterns. You can test your knowledge of exact rhyme, near rhyme and end rhyme with definitions and real world examples.

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Rhyme
A literary device where similar sounds are used repeatedly in different words
Near rhyme
Two words might sound similar when said out loud because the end consonants sound the same. But the stressed vowels are different, making this an imperfect rhyme.
Exact rhyme
These two words sound and look very similar. They both stress the same vowel sounds and any consonants that follow those vowels.

Which of the following choices is an exact rhyme with CAT?

STACK

MAT

Mat - it has the same stressed vowel sound and following consonant sound

Of the following, which is NOT an example of a near rhyme?

BOOK/STICK

STOMP/CLAMP

BLEW/GLUE

Blew/glue (this is an exact rhyme!)
Internal rhyme
The rhyming words are both contained within the same line
End rhyme
The last word in a line rhymes with the last word in another line

The following is an example of what type of rhyme scheme?

Roses are red,

Violets are blue.

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End rhyme
Rhyme scheme
The structure of a poem's end rhyme

Using the alphabet, determine the rhyme scheme of the following:

A little fish swam out to sea

To meet his friends for a spot of tea

But he arrived an hour late

And his friends, they did not wait

The food and drink were no more

They'd feasted and drank galore!

A

A

B

B

C

C

Which of the following words is an example of near rhyme with the word STAND?

WAND

LAND

Wand - the end consonant is the same but the vowel sounds are different

Which of the following is an exact rhyme with the word YELLOW?

PILLOW

MELLOW

Mellow - it has the same consonant and vowel sounds, except for the first letter

The following is an example of what type of rhyme scheme?

I wore my dress of yellow to meet my sweet fellow,

Who softly held my hand and promised me all the land.

Internal rhyme

Which of the following is NOT an example of an exact rhyme with BLEW?

GLUE

TABOO

CLAW

STEW

CLAW - this is a near rhyme because the vowel sound is different

Is the following word pair an example of near rhyme or exact rhyme?

CABIN/ROBIN

Near rhyme - these words have the same consonants, but different vowels

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