Rhymes add a musical component to poems and make them easier to remember. They can also enhance the meaning.
There are three types of internal rhymes:
Here are a few examples of these three types of internal rhymes:
Edgar Allan Poe was a master at using literary devices to add to depth, tone, and emotion to his poems. He also chose to use all types of internal rhyme and even mixed them together at times. This just added to the effect of his poems, making them even better.
In the following excerpt, he even extended the rhyming words to one additional line. Notice the words napping, rapping, and tapping that are spread out over three lines of the poem, “The Raven.”
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. "
'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door;
Only this, and nothing more."
In this one excerpt, you can see internal rhyme:
As if that weren’t enough, Poe decided to put one more rhyming word in the third line, for just a little extra emphasis.
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