internal rhyme

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A poetic device by which two or more words rhyme within the same line of verse, as in Kipling's reactionary poem ‘The City of Brass’ (1909):Men swift to see done, and outrun, their extremest commanding—Of the tribe which describe with a jibe the perversions of Justice—Panders avowed to the crowd whatsoever its lust is.A special case of internal rhyme between words at the middle and the end of certain lines is leonine rhyme. See also crossed rhyme.

Subjects: Literature.

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