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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 previewA Poet's Glossary (2014)

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

pararhyme. One of a confusing group of terms differently and overlappingly used in LITERARY CRITICISM to refer to kinds of imperfect RHYMES. (1) With some critics pararhyme appears to be synonymous with HALF-RHYME and ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of British Poetry (2015)

by James Persoon, 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 previewInternational Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003)

by William J. Frawley

the four major sound schemas (alliteration, assonance/rhyme/reverse rhyme, consonance, pararhyme), the four levels of syntactic form (word, phrase, clause, sentence), and the four major tonal movements (fall, rise-fall, fall-rise, rise).

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 previewPrinceton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2015)

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

PARARHYME. See NFAR RHYME. PARNASSIANS. The “Parnassiens” were the group, or groups, of Fr. poets who were born about 1840 or 1850 and gravitated around Leconte de Lisle. They treated a number of nonpersonal themes taken ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Luxury Edition by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

pararhyme P n. partial rhyme between words ...

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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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