Internal Rhyme


Definition of Internal Rhyme:
Rhyme that occurs within lines rather than at the end.



Example of Internal Rhyme #1:

From:

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.



Example of Internal Rhyme #2:

From:
The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
   While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“’Tis some visiter,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
        Only this and nothing more.”



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INternal Rhyme poetry:
  • Definition of Internal Rhyme
  • Examples of Internal Rhyme
  • Examples of authors using Internal Rhyme
  • Explanation of how Internal Rhyme is used



Why are poetry examples important?

Studying examples of poems using various poetic devices like internal rhyme helps create an understanding of how those poetry terms work within different types of poetry.  For instance examples of poems using onomatopoeia can illustrate how sounds can be represented in poems.  Likewise, examples of poems using alliteration can shed light on how alliteration affects the rhythm of a poem.  Many poems can be an example of internal rhyme, but sometimes good examples are hard to find.  You'll find relevant, concise poetry examples here. 


Can Poems be examples of more than one poetry term?

Absolutely.  Examples of poems using hyperbole are also examples of figurative language, since hyperbole is considered a type of figurative language.  That's just one example.  Poems usually contain multiple poetic terms and devices like internal rhyme.  The poetry examples contained in this site often link to other poetry devices of which that poem serves as an example.  However, we provide unique examples for each poetry term wherever possible.

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See also:    End Rhyme