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rhyme

(rīm)
1. Correspondence in sound of the ends of words, e.g., smell, well, and foretell.
2. A poem in rhyme.
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References in classic literature ?
"Yes, above all in the plural, seeing that then it rhymes not with three letters, but with four; as orniere does with lumiere ."
"It is like rivage , which rhymes admirably with herbage .
He so often disturbed Pelisson, that the latter, raising his head, crossly said, "At least, La Fontaine, supply me with a rhyme, since you have the run of the gardens at Parnassus."
"What rhyme do you want?" asked the Fabler as Madame de Sevigne used to call him.
Remember that a rhyme is never good so long as one can find a better."
"Yes, my friend," he added, with increasing grief, "it seems that I rhyme in a slovenly manner."
"No; tell me really now whether lumiere does not rhyme with orniere ."
"But give me ornieres and lumieres in the plural, my dear Pelisson," said La Fontaine, clapping his hand on the shoulder of his friend, whose insult he had quite forgotten, "and they will rhyme."
divertissement is called the 'Facheux?' Well, can you make heureux rhyme with facheux?
"Well, if you can rhyme so well, La Fontaine," said Pelisson, "tell me now in what way you would begin my prologue?"
Sometimes even in translation the rhyme may be kept, as:--
At times, too, Layamon has neither rhyme nor alliteration in his lines, sometimes he has both, so that his poem is a link between the old poetry and the new.