Rhyme Categories

Rhyme Type Example Masculine Rhyme Sprite/tonight Feminine Rhyme Waiter/equator Triple Rhyme Drastically/fantastically Assonance Rhyme Stub/rug Partial Consonance Rhyme Wild/fold Full Consonance Rhyme Wild/weld Eye Rhyme Heard/beard Rich Rhyme Time/thyme

The Metrical Feet of English Poetry

Foot Scansion Sound Example Iamb -/ De-dum Detain, betray, entwine Trochee /- Dum-de Raven, pathway, garden Spondee // Dum-dum Stand up! Sit down! Go back! Anapaest --/ De-de-dum Understand, contradict, Japanese Dactyl /-- Dum-de-de Signature, fantasy, elephant