internal rhyme

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internal rhyme (countable and uncountable, plural internal rhymes)

  1. The rhyming of words (in modern English poetry) or of stressed syllables (in old Germanic poetry) within the same line of a verse.
    English example (perfect end rhyme of whole words in Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven):
    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary
    Norse example (half rhyme of stressed syllables only, not of whole words, in the Þórsdrápa):
    endr til Ymsa kindar