What is a PERFECT RHYME?
- two words that start with different consonants and end with the same stressed vowel and consonants sounds
EXAMPLE: make – bake, moon – June, skylight – highlight
What is an IMPERFECT RHYME?
- two words with similar (not identical) sounds
- two words with identical vowels and different consonants OR different vowels and identical consonants
EXAMPLE: cold – soul, night – life, dark – parts, dust – us
What is RHYME SCHEME?
- pattern of rhymes at the end of the lines in a song/poem
EXAMPLE from “Too Good At Goodbyes” by Sam Smith
But every time you hurt me, the less that I cry A
And every time you leave me, the quicker these tears dry A
And every time you walk out, the less I love you B
Baby, we don’t stand a chance, it’s sad but it’s true B
EXAMPLE from “Eat It” by Weird Al Yankovic
How come you’re always such a fussy young man A
Don’t want no Cap’n Crunch, don’t want no Raisin Bran A
Well don’t you know that other kids are starvin’ in Japan A
So eat it, just eat it B