Types of Rhymes in Poetry – by Melissa Donovan…

We’re all familiar with rhyming poems. After all, these are the first poems most of us encounter as children, from the delightful stories of Dr. Seuss to the hilarious poetry of Shel Silverstein.

People often think rhyming poems are rigid, conforming to strict meter and perfect rhymes at the end of every line, but within the world of rhyming, there is a lot of flexibility.

Let’s look at some of the types of rhymes that are available to poets and writers who craft stories in verse.

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