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I don't understand that Yates example at all. Can someone highlight the half-rhymes in bold?
- I've tried to make it a little clearer. Stumps 04:46, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Half rhyme, sometimes called slant, sprung or near rhyme, and less commonly eye rhyme (a term covering a broader phenomenon), is consonance on the final consonants of the words involved.
This mention of "eye rhyme" in the definition strikes me as potentially confusing, since it seems to imply that some people use the term "eye rhyme" as a synonym of "half rhyme". Also, to call eye rhyme a "broader phenomenon" could suggest that "half rhyme" is a subset of "eye rhyme". But "eye rhyme" is defined in its own entry as "a similarity in spelling between words that are pronounced differently", i.e. a completely different phenomenon. The fact that some words is English count as both eye rhymes and half rhymes (e.g. fiend : friend) is a coincidence, an accident of the history of the English language spoken and written, rather than anything inherent in the relationship between the two phenomena. --Dependent Variable, 17 July 2007.
Slant Rhyme in Music
This is perhaps not a good example, since in some American accents (possibly including Dickinson's) the two words rhyme perfectly (e.g. as [ol], [sol]). RandomCritic (talk) 03:35, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
Half rhyme in Icelandic Verse
While half rhyme can be found in Icelandic verse - though rarely - it is certainly not accepted practice and is, at best, allowed in very informal verses. Every writer on this subject, from Snorri Sturluson (born 1179) to the present day, considers it inferior and warns against it. The article, however, suggests that its use is accepted and standard, which is simply false. Not surprisingly, the article quotes no reference for the assertion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 23:55, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
Unsubstantiated claim; unclear phrase
- 'The term 'slant rhyme' has been called into question due to its misleading meaning. A 'slant rhyme' suggests the words rhyme (which they do not) in a slanted fashion as opposed to nearly rhyming or half rhyming.'
the claim of being called into question is unsubstantiated.
The Value of Half Rhyme
This article doesn't mention the positive aspect or the value of half-rhyming or slant rhyming that would sometimes attract great poets including Yeats and others. Here are a few attractions of slant rhyme: First, it allows a poet to break away from what Milton complained about in rhyme, or the jingle-jangle of perfect rhymes. It allows the poet to use rhyme but with subtlety, and with the device itself being less assertive. Second, it makes available to the poet yet another tone or quality, a tone that is different, perhaps softer, and novel. Third, it offers the poet opportunities for irony and ironic humor when the rhyme makes an issue of the amount of distance it travels away from a perfect rhyme. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 19:26, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
The example by The Hives is not half rhyme; it is forced rhyme, in which at least one of the words is altered to make a rhyme. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 02:01, 26 June 2016 (UTC)