In this retelling of Alexander Pushkin's Eugene Onegin (known for a unique form of iambic meter called the Onegin stanza), Beauvais employs near rhyme
, alliteration, and concrete verse to reinvent Pushkin's rancorous rake while artfully preserving the tempo and tone of the Russian classic.
This reviewer wonders if the near rhyme
on the last stresses of the first and third lines--"fallen" and "calls us"--does not give an epigrammatic completeness to the passage; but Shippey's stress is appropriate to his focus.
If you are prepared to hear 'upon' and 'conversations' as a near rhyme
within prose (p.
Listen for assonances of near rhyme
and hear the fundament of the Word.
half rhymealso called near rhyme
, slant rhyme, or oblique rhyme.
or slant rhyme is the repetition of similar sounds instead of identical sounds or the coupling of accented - unaccented sounds that would be perfect rhymes if they were both accented.
Another form of near rhyme
is assonance, in which only the vowel sounds are identical (grow/home).
We see this in canzone 7 as the A and B rhymes are occasionally preserved through English near rhymes
, or sonnet 40 (of dubious authorship) where 'basilisk' and 'blissfully' resonate, rather than rhyme, at the ends of lines 1 and 3, home to the A-rhymes in the Italian.
Davies has rendered the rhymed prose (saf) that occurs extensively in the book sometimes with equivalent rhymes, but at times he has resorted to near rhymes
, assonance, and alliteration.
(4.) Wordplay is essential to rap lyrics, including alliteration, puns, slant rhymes (near rhymes
), end-of-line rhymes, as well as intraline rhyming.
Unfortunately, the story is told in awkwardly rhyming text, with many near rhymes
and changes in rhythm.
We talked to the students again about "forced rhyming" and "near rhymes
," then asked them to continue their rhyming list (in a different colored marker) by adding forced-and near-rhymes.