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  1. pararhyme(Noun)

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

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  1. Pararhyme

    Pararhyme is a half-rhyme in which there is vowel variation within the same consonant pattern. "Strange Meeting" is a poem by Wilfred Owen, a war poet who used pararhyme in his writing. Here is a part of the poem that shows pararhyme: Pararhyme features in the Welsh cynghanedd poetic forms. The following short poem by Robert Graves is a demonstration in English of the cynghanedd groes form, in which each consonant sound before the caesura is repeated in the same order after the caesura:


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