slant rhyme


Related to slant rhyme: rhyme scheme, Iambic pentameter, End rhyme

slant rhyme

n.
A partial or imperfect rhyme, often using assonance or consonance only, as in dry and rise or grown and moon. Also called half rhyme, near rhyme.

slant rhyme

n
(Poetry) prosody another term for half-rhyme
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If you've just learned about slant rhyme, you could read poems that exhibit it.
In "Lapis Lazuli," another poem of connection to Yeats', Mahon's use of slant rhyme deflates the tall order of certain words, returns us to the importance of literary creation as a way to resist or counteract what Thomas Hardy in "Convergence of the Twain" perceived as the dangerous "vaingloriousness" of man:
She also uses an occasional slant rhyme ("carnival/carousel," "sky/attentively") to keep the pattern from becoming monotonous.
For the sake of asymmetry as well as a spontaneous quality, I also favor an erratic patterning for both stanzas and slant rhyme.
To these substantial innovations, Mendelsohn adds a faithful adherence to the poet's pattern of writing lines that are often enjambed or end-rhymed, compensating for the latter with slant rhyme or assonance.
The slant rhyme between "have" and "lavender" underscores the arbitrariness of our gender associations.
Behind him lies one of the century's scariest female nudes, in harsh profile, dark-haired, hawknosed, her facial scar providing a kind of slant rhyme to the laced-up front of the artist's skintight shirt.
These five-line intervening stanzas contain their own music of internal rhyme and slant rhyme, assonance and consonance: "I see/fantasies," "fantasies/glories," "restore/glories," "blood/flooding.
In searching for a replication, I found o sounds and e sounds most effective in suggesting slant rhyme, and they also add a certain wind-sound to the poem, playing against the long u vowel that ends the first line.
I wanted an older poet friend who could teach me not just how to break my lines or strategize slant rhymes, both of which Max did, but someone who could also model for me what being a poet in the world looks like.
The fact that his early experiments with so-called traditional forms--rhymes and slant rhymes, regular meter, isometric lines, and numbered stanzas--have come back is telling.
You can do this in a sentence and sentences have always been the most sinuous part of anatomy, a rupture in being or erasure, uncategorizable, mediation, a voice which is the epic in everything, somatic, drifting, utilitarian, reciting half or slant rhymes skipping like a laser beam.