End Rhyme in Poetry: Definition & Examples


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Why might a poet use end rhyme?

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Read the following stanza and identify which lines contain end rhyme.

Green and gold, red and brown

Leaves are turning like the town

Empty houses, forgotten hopes

Visited only by the snow

2. Aside from poetry, where else can you find examples of end rhyme and why would it be used in this type of writing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

End rhymes can be an important aspect of a poem. Use these practice questions to help you assess your understanding of the purpose and use of end rhymes in poetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be tested on:

  • Identifying end rhymes
  • Purpose of a poet's use of end rhymes
  • Where end rhymes can be found, outside of poetry
  • Effects of end rhymes

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall -access the knowledge you've gained about how poets use end rhymes
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information about end rhymes
  • Knowledge application -use your knowledge to answer questions about end rhymes

Additional Learning

For more details about this poetry device, review the lesson called End Rhyme in Poetry: Definition & Examples. It addresses objectives including:

  • Define rhyme scheme
  • Analyze end rhymes in famous poems
  • Recognize the effects of end rhyme in poems
  • Define end rhyme
  • Understand the purpose of poet's use of end rhymes