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Identical Rhyme

Entertainment / Literature / Identical Rhyme: The use of the same words as a 'rhymed' pair. For instance, putting the words stone/ stone or time/ time at the concluding positions in two lines. Many poets frown upon identical rhyme as unartful. The technique can, however, add emphasis to a poetic passage. In medieval French verse, this fashionable technique was called rime riche. Contrast with exact rhyme, perfect rhyme, rhyme, eye rhyme, and inexact rhyme. J. A. Cuddon's Dictionary of Literary Terms (page 441) offers the example of Keats's Isabella in Stanza XI: All close they met again, before the dusk, Had taken from the stars its pleasant veil, All close they met, all eyes, before the dusk, Had taken from the stars its pleasant veil, Close in a bower of hyacinth and musk, Unknown of any, free from whispering tale.
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Other Words for Identical

Identical Adverb Synonyms: same, twin, duplicate, indistinguishable, interchangeable, selfsame

Other Words for Rhyme

Rhyme Adjective Synonyms: rime, poem, poetry, verse, versification, metrical composition, song

Near Rhyme

Entertainment / Literature / Near Rhyme: Another term for inexact rhyme or slant rhyme. MORE

Off Rhyme

Entertainment / Literature / Off Rhyme: In poetry, another term for inexact rhyme. MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Pararhyme: Wilfred Owen's term for a slant rhyme. An example appears in his poem, 'Strange Meeting,' in which Owen rhymes words like years / yours and tigress / progress. MORE