The definition of an internal rhyme is a rhyme that happens within a single line of poetry.noun
An example of internal rhyme is "while I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping."YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
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rhyming of words, within a poem, of which at least one word does not fall at the end of a line
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Rhyme that occurs within a line of verse, as in “the grains beyond age, the dark veins of her mother” (Dylan Thomas).