initial rhyme


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initial rhyme

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Noun1.initial 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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It does not always stand at the end of the line: one finds initial rhyme alongside end rhyme, and internal ("middle") rhyme, even though the placement at the end of a line claims greater compositional meaning, since end rhyme designates (serves as a marker of) the line's boundary, and likewise its structural relationship to the remaining lines (the stanzaic structure).
In the case of Pearl this means not only end-rhyme, but also alliteration or initial rhyme and refrain with link word.

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