Entertainment / Literature / Amphisbaenic Rhyme: A poetic structure invented by Edmund Wilson in which final words in strategic lines do not rhyme in the traditional sense, but rather reverse their order of consonants and vowels to appear backwards. For example, Wilson writes: But tonight I come lone and belated-- Foreseeing in every detail, And resolved for a day to sidestep, My friends and their guests and their pets.
Rhyme Adjective Synonyms: rime, poem, poetry, verse, versification, metrical composition, song
Entertainment / Literature / Pararhyme: Wilfred Owen's term for a slant rhyme. An example appears in his poem, 'Strange Meeting,' in which Owen rhymes words like years / yours and tigress / progress. MORE