eye rhyme


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eye rhyme

n.
A rhyme consisting of words, such as lint and pint, with similar spellings but different sounds. Also called sight rhyme.

eye rhyme

n
(Poetry) a rhyme involving words that are similar in spelling but not in sound, such as stone and none

sight′ rhyme`



n.
similarity in spelling of the ends of words or of lines of verse, as in have, grave. Also called eye rhyme.

eye rhyme

- A similarity between words in spelling but not pronunciation—like dove and move.
See also related terms for similarity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eye rhyme - an imperfect rhyme (e.g., `love' and `move')
rhyme, rime - correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
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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).
Eye rhymes 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.