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I'm quite new here, and I'm currently reading the articles of songwriting, especially lyrics. I found some words and expressions that I didn't understand the full meaning of, and I didn't find them in the Glossary, so I'll just ask here.

It would be great if someone could go a bit more in-depth where needed

# internal rhyme

# full rhyme

# half rhyme

# double rhyme

# triple rhyme

# meter / lyrical rhythm

# assonance

# consonance

E.g. what's the difference between full rhyme and half rhyme?

Appreciate the help! :)

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It is too early in the day for me to think for myself, so I sourced these answers off the net:

# internal rhyme

Internal rhyme occurs in the middle of a line, as in these lines from Coleridge, "In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud" or "Whiles all the night through fog-smoke white" ("The Rime of the Ancient Mariner")

# full rhyme

is when the later part of the word or phrase are identical sounding to another.[2]

For example:

As the days go by

I cannot help but sigh

# half rhyme

Similar sound, but not full:

In the following example the 'rhyme' is soul/all.

Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune without the words,

And never stops at all.

# double rhyme

a rhyme on two syllables, the first stressed and the second unstressed (e.g. tarry/marry, adore us/chorus), also known as feminine rhyme, and opposed to masculine rhyme, which matches single stressed syllables.

# triple rhyme

A rhyme involving three syllables, as in vanity/humanity.

# meter / lyrical rhythm

The rhythmic pattern of a stanza, determined by the kind and number of lines.

# assonance

Assonance is repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences, and together with alliteration and consonance serves as one of the building blocks of verse. For example, in the phrase "Do you like blue?", the "oo" (ou/ue) sound is repeated within the sentence and is assonant.

# consonance

In music, a consonance (Latin consonare, "sounding together") is a harmony, chord, or interval considered stable, as opposed to a dissonance — considered unstable (or temporary, transitional). The strictest definition of consonance may be only those sounds which are pleasant, while the most general definition includes any sounds which are used freely.

1. End Rhymes (blue/shoe)

Words with ending rhyme have the same final vowel sound and following consonant sound(s). For example, if you enter the word laughter under this option, Rhymer retrieves a list of words with the ending sound er (e.g., admirer, doctor, pleasure, scholar, watercolor, and were). Other examples of ending rhyme include:

• hat/cat

• plate/eight

• marigold/buttonholed

This option lets you easily find exact rhymes (words in which the final vowel and consonant sounds are the same) and masculine rhymes (rhyming words with a stressed final syllable).

2. Last Syllable Rhymes (timber/harbor)

Words with last syllable rhyme have the same sounds following the last syllable boundary (commonly a consonant, a vowel, and another consonant). For example, if you enter the word explain using this option, Rhymer retrieves a list of words with the last syllable sound plain (e.g., aquaplane, biplane, plane, and plain). Other examples of last syllable rhyme include:

• humanity/zesty

• threw/breakthrough

• pleat/complete

This option lets you find masculine rhymes and all other words with final syllables (stressed or unstressed) that rhyme with the word you entered.

3. Double Rhymes (conviction/prediction)

Words with double rhyme have the same vowel sound in the second-to-last syllable and all following sounds. For example, if you enter the word soaring using this option, Rhymer retrieves a list of words with the sound oring (e.g., adoring, exploring, pouring, scoring, touring, and restoring). Other examples of double rhyme include:

• walking/talking

• humming/coming

• navigator/waiter

This option lets you find feminine rhymes (rhyming words with an unstressed final syllable). Words entered using this option must have at least two syllables.

4. Triple Rhymes (frightening/brightening)

Words with triple rhyme have the same vowel sound in the third- to-last syllable and all following sounds. For example, if you enter the word combination using this option, Rhymer retrieves a list of words with the sound anation (e.g., explanation, coronation, destination, and imagination). Other examples of triple rhyme include:

• antelope/cantaloupe

• greenery/scenery

• mightily/vitally

Words entered using this option must have at least three syllables.

5. Beginning Rhymes (physics/fizzle)

Words with beginning rhyme have the same initial consonant sound(s) and the same first vowel sound. For example, if you enter the word plantation using this option, Rhymer retrieves a list of words with the sound pla (e.g., plan, plaque, plaster, and plateau). Other examples of beginning rhyme include:

• scenery/cedar

• cat/kangaroo

• table/tailor

This option lets you find words with initial alliteration (the repetition of initial consonant sounds), initial assonance (the repetition of initial vowel sounds), and front rhyme (the succession of beginning sounds of words).

6. First Syllable Rhymes (carrot/caring)

Words with first syllable rhyme have the same sounds preceding the first syllable break. For example, if you enter the word explanation using this option, Rhymer retrieves a list of words with the sound ex (e.g., excavate, exhale, expert, and extra). Other examples of first syllable rhyme include:

• pantaloons/pantomimes

• highlight/hydrant

• tulip/twosome

I used mostly:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

http://www.rhymer.com/

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