Definition of Initial rhyme

1. Noun. Use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse. "Around the rock the ragged rascal ran"

Exact synonyms: Alliteration, Beginning Rhyme, Head Rhyme
Generic synonyms: Rhyme, Rime
Derivative terms: Alliterate



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Initial Rhyme

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initial
initial cell
initial contact
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initial heat
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initial public offering
initial rate
initial rhyme (current term)
initial velocity
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initialisers
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initialising

Literary usage of Initial rhyme

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1. English Poetry: Its Principles and Progress, with Representative by Charles Mills Gayley, Clement Calhoun Young (1904)
"In initial rhyme, or alliteration, the opening of the corresponding syllables is ... But from the tenth century on, the rules of initial rhyme were somewhat ..."

2. The Principles and Progress of English Poetry by Charles Mills Gayley, Clement Calhoun Young (1904)
"In initial rhyme, or alliteration, the opening of the corresponding syllables is ... But from the tenth century on, the rules of initial rhyme were somewhat ..."

3. The Prose of Edward Rowland Sill: With an Introduction Comprising Some by Edward Rowland Sill (1900)
"But long and song are rhymes, since now a different consonant precedes each. The initial rhyme involves the same principle, only reversed; the unity being ..."

4. A Study of English Rhyme by Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Lane Childs (1909)
"Beginning-rhyme = alliteration; initial-rhyme. I Middle-rhyme = assonance: identity or similarity of included vowel-sounds. Spanish assonance also requires ..."

5. Esthetics by Kate Gordon (1909)
"Alliteration is the repetition of like sounds at the beginning of words which stand next or near one another. It is sometimes called initial rhyme. ..."

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