It is good to know about the types of rhyming words, although it is not tested in academics. The below classification is purely for knowledge purposes only.
Rhyming words are words that sound similar and are used widely in poetry. There are two ways of classification of rhyming words.
- General classification
- Position classification
Let us learn about general classification in this unit.
The general rhyme is classified further into ten types, namely:
last syllable of each word sounds the same but
may or may not contain stressed vowels.
bottle - gobble
tricky - milky
|Imperfect||rhyme between a stressed and unstressed syllable|
wing - caring
addict - depict
|Weak||rhyme between two sets of unstressed syllables.|
dimmer - carpenter
happier - bluer
|Semi rhyme||rhyme with an extra syllable on one word.|
send - ending
mind - binding
|Forced||rearranging of words to force a rhyme.||Whenever we go out and walk,|
with you I like to talk.
|Assonance||rhyme between words having the same vowel sound|
kill - hill
mat - cat
rhyme between words having the same consonant sound
rubber - scrabble
ship - sheep
|Half (or slant)||rhyme between matching final consonants|
berry - cherry
bluer - clever
|Para||rhyme between all consonants|
hill - hell
live - love
|rhyme between initial consonants|
ship - shark
male - mango