identical rhyme


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identical rhyme

n.
1. Repetition of the same word in the rhyme position.
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It will be noticed that the introduction of more as a new rhyme-word in the second line results in an identical rhyme with the new penultimate line, and also that the last line does not rhyme at all:
This distinction is important for English verse, in which identical rhymes (but not rich rhymes in general) are avoided.
Working with Katherine McCurdy at Harvard University, Wagner examined the use of identical rhymes in each language.