Family Rhyme

Entertainment / Literature / Family Rhyme: In "family rhyme", rhyming is based on phonetic similarities. For the sake of contrast, consider what most people consider 'normal' rhymes. In common perception, the rhyming syllables must have the same vowel sounds, and the consonant sounds after the vowel (if any do appear) must also have the same sounds, and the rhyming syllables typically begin differently. However, in family rhyme, the poet tries to replace one phoneme with a member of the same phonetic family. So, a plosive like b, d, g, p, t, and k will "rhyme" with another plosive. A fricative like v, TH, z, zh, j, f, th, s, sh, or ch, will "rhyme" with another fricative. Finally, a nasal like m, n, or ng will "rhyme" with another nasal. Thus, in family rhyme, the following words would be considered rhymes with each other: cut/pluck, rich/fish, fun/rung. Often the term "half-rhyme" is used loosely and interchangeably for family rhyme.

Other Words for Family

Family Noun Synonyms: (kith and) kin, kinsmen, kindred, kinsfolk or and kinfolk, next of kin, relatives, relations, household, people, one's own flesh and blood, one's nearest and dearest, m‚nage, folks
Family Verb Synonyms: children, offspring, progeny, issue, brood, kids
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Other Words for Rhyme

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

Entertainment / Literature / Masculine Ending - Masculine Rhyme: Rhymes that end with a heavy stress on the last syllable in each rhyming word. See under discussion of meter. MORE

Juvenile and Family Courts

Life Style / Adoption / Juvenile and Family Courts: Established in most states to resolve conflict and to otherwise intervene in the lives of families in a manner that promotes the best interest of children. These courts specialize in areas such as chi MORE

Internal Rhyme

Entertainment / Literature / Internal Rhyme: A poetic device in which a word in the middle of a line rhymes with a word at the end of the same metrical line. Internal rhyme appears in the first and third lines in this excerpt from Shelley's 'The MORE

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