rhyme in which either the vowels or the consonants of stressed syllables are identical, as in eyes, light; years, yours.
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Though written for children, nursery rhymes often conceal references to historical events. Here are the hidden stories behind three popular nursery rhymes. Humpty Dumpty This classic nursery rhyme is also a history lesson in the English Civil War. Humpty Dumpty was not originally an egg, as immortalized by John Tenniel, illustrator of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass published in 1871. Rather, the name referred …
Also called half rhyme, imperfect rhyme, near rhyme, oblique rhyme, off rhyme.
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