Internal Rhyme Examples

Internal Rhyme

In poetry, when there is a rhyme created by a word at the end of a line and a word that occurs previously in the same line, it is called internal rhyme. Simply, this means that there is a rhyme in the line of poetry.

Examples of Internal Rhyme:

I could spend hours walking amid the flowers.

Oh, how I love to bake a scrumptious chocolate cake.

The sun through the branches dappled the ripe for harvest apples.

The story is very old, and many times has been told.

Examples of Internal Rhyme from Poetry

From Poe's "The Raven"

Once upon a dreary while I pondered weak and weary.


From Poe's "Annabelle Lee"

The moon never beams without bringing me dreams . . .

And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes.


From Shakespeare's Macbeth

Double, double toil and trouble.

Fire burn and cauldron bubble.


From Eminem (rapper):

He opens his mouth, but the words won't come out.

He's choking how, everybody's joking now.

The clock's run out, times up, over, plow.

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