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internal rhyme

noun, Prosody.
a rhyme created by two or more words in the same line of verse.
a rhyme created by words within two or more lines of a verse.
Origin of internal rhyme
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • End-rhyme has been used occasionally; internal rhyme, sporadically.

    Beowulf Release Date: July 19, 2005 [EBook #16328]
  • As is natural to a novice, he rather exaggerates his liberties, especially in the cases where the internal rhyme seduces him.

    Sir Walter Scott George Saintsbury
British Dictionary definitions for internal rhyme

internal rhyme

(prosody) rhyme that occurs between words within a verse line
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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