42) In short, for many people in the second half of the century, eye rhyme was anathema.
But for Swinburne, the eye could be "the judge of sound," just as eye rhyme could be legitimate.
Other types of rhyme include eye rhyme
, in which syllables are identical in spelling but are pronounced differently (cough/slough), and pararhyme, first used systematically by the 20th-century poet Wilfred Owen, in which the two syllables have different vowel sounds but identical penultimate and final consonantal groupings (grand/grind).
She fixes on Hopkins' claim that eye rhyme
relates to the "correspondence of parts in pictorial art" (qtd.
Hopkins goes on to say that the very notion of eye rhyme is invalid because of the nature of rhyme as a meeting of the like and the unlike: "There are two elements in the beauty rhyme has to the mind, the likeness or sameness of sound and the unlikeness or difference of meaning (Journals, p.
Hopkins' audible patterns of verse are thus absorbed into his desire for visual correspondence, for eye rhyme.
So, almost five years later, I have more than doubled the number of eye rhymes that appeared in the May 2005 disquisition and have crystallized the concept of what exactly constitutes an eye rhyme.
Ever since, I have continued to dive almost daily for the treasure of additional eye rhymes.
They use EYE RHYMES (head/bead), which Richard Lederer has championed in these pages (WW 09-249).
provide dramatic testimony to the phoneme-grapheme chasm that stretches across our glorious, notorious, uproarious, outrageous, courageous, contagious, stupendous, tremendous, end-over-endous English language.