Rhyme is something that I barely use in my poetry but it’s there for me to use when I need something to help me, creatively. This creative tool is often found in Taylor Swift’s early works. (If you follow me on Twitter, you would know about my love for Taylor Swift.)
The rhymes that I will cover on this post are:
- true rhyme
- internal rhyme
- approximate rhyme
True Rhyme is a rhyme that is the most common out of the three rhymes and is the first rhyme that we learn as kids because we realize that words like “cat”, “hat”, “bat”, and “rat” have the same ending sounds.
Cold As You by Taylor Swift
Ain’t no use defending words that you will never say
And now that I’m sitting here, thinking it through
I’ve never been anywhere cold as you
Honeymooners by ME!
We were dancin’ ’round
the living room floor
While the neighbours
pound the door
Internal Rhyme is a rhyme that doesn’t occur within the end of the line but occurs within a line.
Lavenders by ME!
Lavenders are the roses of the French.
It can be scattered like starlight.
Though mystical and beautiful,
It can’t be a wish for a million dreamers.
A Place In This World by Taylor Swift
I’ll be strong, I’ll be wrong
Oh, but life goes on
Oh, I’m just a girl
Trying to find a place in this world
Approximate Rhyme is the very last rhyme that I will be touching on. It is a rhyme that is near perfect. Words will have a similar sound to them but they won’t have the same ending sound.
Dandelion Wishes by ME!
Singing praises in a choir
Dressed in white cloaks
And Father Thomas’ jokes
Tim McGraw by Taylor Swift
He said the way my blue eyes shined
Put those Georgia stars to shame that night
I said: “That’s a lie.”
Just a boy in a Chevy truck
That had a tendency of gettin’ stuck
On back roads at night
And I was right there beside him all summer long
And then the time we woke up to find that summer had gone