head rhyme


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head rhyme

n.
Consonantal alliteration at the beginning of words. Also called beginning rhyme.
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Noun1.head rhyme - use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse; "around the rock the ragged rascal ran"
rhyme, rime - correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
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alliteration Latin ad to, toward + littera letter; probably modeled on Latin oblitteratio, obliteratio effacement, obliteration, falsely taken to be a derivative of littera,also called head rhyme.