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Definition of the noun Pararhyme

What does Pararhyme mean as a name of something?


  1. A verse form in which the consonants of two words are the same, but the corresponding vowels are different


Pararhyme is a half-rhyme in which there is vowel variation within the same consonant pattern.

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Google previewPaul Muldoon (2004)

Critical Essays by Tim Kendall, Peter McDonald

As 'The Mud Room' beautifully demonstrates, pararhyme is a valuable resource in a poetry ...

Google previewThe Essential Poet's Glossary (2017)

by Edward Hirsch

A pararhyme is a form of near rhyme in which all the consonants are the same but the vowels are different (as when Wilfred Owen pairs blade with blood, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Stylistics (2014)

by Katie Wales

With some critics pararhyme appears to be synonymous with HALF-RHYME and CONSONANCE in that it refers to the REPETITION of final consonants with variation in the preceding vowels: e.g. pest; last. (2) Geoffrey Leech (1969) used ...

Google previewThe Anthem Dictionary of Literary Terms and Theory (2010)

by Peter Auger

pararhyme The matching of final and initial consonants of a word with different vowels: e.g. pocket/packet, ...

Google previewDictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (2012)

by J. A. Cuddon

pararhyme. The repetition in accented syllables of the final consonant sound but without the correspondence of the vowel sound. Therefore it is a form of consonance (q. v.), which is also known as approximate, embryonic, imperfect, near, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2015)

by Chris Baldick

pararhyme. A rhyming effect produced by 'rich' *consonance (see RIME RICHE) without assonance: thus the consonantal sounds before and after the stressed vowels of a rhyming pair are matched while the vowel sounds are not, e.g. ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of British Poetry (2015)

by Robert R. Watson

From Keats, Owenhad learned the technique of slant rhyme,in which only the final consonants match, whichhe later developed into pararhyme andmadehisown. Pararhyme isconsonantal rhyme, with onlythe vowels varying, as in"Arms and ...

Google previewLinguistics Encyclopedia (2004)

by Kirsten Malmkjaer

onomatopoeia: theuseof wordswhichsoundlike 'natural' sounds: buzzing bees pararhyme:CVC tick tock ploce/plousi/: free intermittent repetition poetic heightening:using language in a way which is perceived as particularly dignified; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century (2014)

The Twentieth Century by Eric L. Haralson

“America”isa mannered poem, with decoratively alliterative opening lines andinternal rhymeand pararhyme.Written inthe present tense, McKay's response to Americaischaracterized ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Literature and Politics: H-R (2005)

by M. Keith Booker

for its hallucinatory depictions of trench life and man-to-man combat; it combines horrific details of the experience of battle with a lyrical expressionism and a mastery of poetic devices (alliteration, assonance, half-rhyme, and pararhyme).

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003)

is also a shift away from metaphor, alliteration, the word, and falling tonalities, and toward irony, pararhyme, the sentence, and rising tonalities.

Google previewPrinceton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2015)

by Alex Preminger, Frank J. Warnke, O. B. Hardison Jr.


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Pararhyme Meaning

Video shows what pararhyme means. A verse form in which the consonants of two words are the identical (in sound), but the vowels of the words are different.

Scrabble value of P3A1R1A1R1H4Y4M3E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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