internal rhyme

An internal rhyme is a sneaky kind of rhyme between words either in the same line or between a word in the middle of a line and the end of the following line. You need advanced poetic license to use it.

American writer Edgar Allan Poe was the master of the internal rhyme. In his poem "The Raven" he uses all kinds of them, including standard rhymes: "While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,/ As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door./" Kinda makes you dizzy — which of course is the intent.

Definitions of internal rhyme
  1. noun
    a rhyme between words in the same line
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    type of:
    rhyme, rime
    correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
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