What is rhyme?

Rhyme is the repeating of a syllable or sound at the end of words (the words don’t need to end with the same letters, just the same sound).

Notes on rhyme

Other than in poetry, people don’t often use rhyme. And whilst rhyming 2 or 3 words can add variety, 6 or 7 words will look or sound weird.

Simple examples of rhyme

My kite is flying high in the summer’s sunny sky.

I love the first day of May.

Examples of rhyme in poetry

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who’ll decide what to do.
(from ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go’ by Dr. Seuss)