feminine rhyme love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rhyme in which the final syllable is unstressed, as in feather/heather.

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  • n. A disyllabic rhyme that occurs on an unaccented final syllable

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  • adj. See Female rhyme, under Female, a.

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  • A.k.a. double rhyme. A rhyme on two adjacent syllables, the first being stressed, the second unstressed (e.g. gherkin/merkin). Where more than one word is employed in a rhyme unit, the rhyme is sometimes referred to as a mosaic rhyme, as in the example below:

    Terrorists bomb each other, quite persuaded
    That all the martyrs would have done as they did.

    Hat tip to Lord Byron's Don Juan

    September 18, 2009