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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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Identical Adverb Synonyms: same, twin, duplicate, indistinguishable, interchangeable, selfsame
Rhyme Adjective Synonyms: rime, poem, poetry, verse, versification, metrical composition, song
Entertainment / Literature / Near Rhyme: Another term for inexact rhyme or slant rhyme. MORE