Slant Rhyme in Poetry: Definition & Examples


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1. How would you describe the rhyme found in the words 'house' and 'obtuse'?

2. Which poet is famous for using slant rhymes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A slant rhyme repeats either the vowel or consonant sound, while a standard rhyme matches both. Use these practice questions to focus in on how and why poets use slant rhymes in their work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be tested on:

  • Ability to identify slant rhyme
  • Famous poets who are known for using slant rhyme
  • Purpose of using slant rhyme
  • Definition of slant rhyme

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a slant rhyme in a set of examples
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as slant rhyme
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained concerning famous poets' use of slant rhyme

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled Slant Rhyme in Poetry: Definition & Examples to learn more. The lesson addresses several objectives, including:

  • Differentiate between slant rhyme and standard rhyme
  • Know when slant rhyme became popular in poetry
  • Recognize the presence of slant rhyme in poetry by Gerard Manly Hopkins and W.B.Yeats
  • Understand the impact of slant rhyme on the meaning and emotion of a poem