Exact Rhyme

Entertainment / Literature / Exact Rhyme: Exact rhyme or perfect rhyme is rhyming two words in which both the consonant sounds and vowel sounds match to create a rhyme. The term 'exact' is sometimes used more specifically to refer to two homophones that are spelled dissimilarly but pronounced identically at the end of lines. Since poetry is traditionally spoken aloud, the effect of rhyme depends upon sound rather than spelling, even words that are spelled dissimilarly can rhyme. Examples of this sort of exact rhyme include the words pain/pane, time/thyme, rein/reign, and bough/bow. However, it is equally common to use the term exact rhyme in reference to any close rhyme such as line/mine, dig/pig, and so on. Contrast exact rhyme with eye rhymes, and inexact rhymes or imperfect rhymes. The last two of these three contrasting terms include subtypes such as half rhyme, near rhyme, or slant rhyme. Exact rhyme is also referred to as perfect rhyme, full rhyme, or true rhyme.

Other Words for Exact

Exact Adverb Synonyms: precise, accurate, correct, faithful, true, faultless, identical, literal, perfect, consummate
Exact Noun Synonyms: demand, extort, require, enforce, insist on or upon, extract, impose, wrest, compel, enjoin, call for, requisition, claim

Other Words for Rhyme

Rhyme Adjective Synonyms: rime, poem, poetry, verse, versification, metrical composition, song

Near Rhyme

Entertainment / Literature / Near Rhyme: Another term for inexact rhyme or slant rhyme. MORE

Inexact Rhyme

Entertainment / Literature / Inexact Rhyme: Rhymes created out of words with similar but not identical sounds. In most of these instances, either the vowel segments are different while the consonants are identical, or vice versa. This type of r MORE

Imperfect Rhyme

Entertainment / Literature / Imperfect Rhyme: Another term for inexact rhyme or slant rhyme. MORE