External Rhyme: Definition & Examples


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What makes poetry different from prose?

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1. What is rhyme?


Which words in this limerick by an anonymous author show external rhyme?

A flea and a fly in a flue

Were caught, so what could they do?

Said the fly, 'Let us flee.'

'Let us fly,' said the flea.

So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of external rhyme. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the definitions of rhyme and poetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on:

  • Differences between poetry and prose
  • The rhyme scheme of limericks
  • Why external rhyme is also known as end rhyme

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on external rhyme
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as poetry and prose
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the role of rhythm in poetry

Additional Learning

To learn more about external rhyme, review the accompanying lesson called External Rhyme: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn what gives poetry its melody
  • Understand why external rhyme is also referred to as end rhyme
  • Learn the rhyme scheme for limericks and their relationship to external rhyme