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

  • n. A form of internal rhyme in which the word preceding the caesura rhymes with the final word in the line, as in: "For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams” ( Edgar Allan Poe).

Etymologies

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

Probably after Leo or Leonius, name of an unknown medieval poet.

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