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What is Rhyme?


A rhyme is when two words sound the same when spoken.

Examples of Rhymes

Bright and night

Day and sway

Thought and bought

Rhyming words don't have to be spelt the same to be classed as a rhyme

Two and do

Would and hood

Pause and laws


Rhyme is used in poetry to help the poem become interesting. Rhyme is used to help create a pattern within a poem.

Why don't you try writing poem using rhyme and enter it into one of our poetry competitions.

For information on poetry types other than shape poems visit our poetry glossary – poetry terms.

Poetry Terms

Adjective Kenning Poetry Slam Rhythm
Alliteration Metaphor Powerful Verbs Simile
Anthology Meter Prose Stanza
Assonance Onomatopoeia Refrain Syllable
Chorus Oxymoron Repetition Synonym
Consonance Personification Rhyme Verb
Envoi Poetry Rhyming Couplet Verse
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