Slant Rhyme Saturday!

Slant rhymes are defined as “a rhyme in which either the vowels or contestants of stressed syllables are identical.” Other names are the half rhyme, near rhyme, and imperfect rhyme. This form of rhyming is very popular in Irish, Scotish, Welsh, and Icelandic poetry. It wasn’t until Poet W. B. Yeates used it that it became popular in American poetry.

Examples incude: shell/ ill eyes/light  years/yours

For this prompt try writing a poem where every line ends with a slant rhyme!

We hope to see some of your results as submissions!

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The literary journal of the University of Illinois at Springfield.

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