End Rhyme Examples

End Rhyme

End Rhyme is easily defined as rhyme that occurs at the end of lines of poetry. End rhyme occurs when two consecutive lines of poetry have end words that rhyme.

Examples of End Rhyme:

Off in the distance, a cowbell sounds,
and an old tomcat sits and frowns.

Examples from Literature:

From Blake's "Tyger, Tyger":

Tyger, tiger burning bright,
In the forest of the night.

From Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening":

Whose woods these are, I think I know,
His house is in the village, though.
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farm house near.
Between the woods and frozen lake,
The darkest evening of the year.

Many songs also use end rhyme, as in "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing"

Hark! The herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn king.
Peace on Earth and mercy mild,
God and sinner reconciled.
Joyful all ye nations rise!
Join the triumph of the skies.
With angelic hosts proclaim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem.

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