Meaning of Rima

What is Rima:

A rhyme is a set of phonemes that are repeated in two or more verses starting with the last stressed vowel in a poem or song. The meter deals with the structure of the verses and their combinations and, therefore, also the rhyme.

A rhyme is also a composition in verse, of the lyrical genre, commonly associated with the term poem. In fact some poems are called "rhymes". For example, in the work Rhymes and Legends scored by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer when we have the information.

See also

  • Verse.
  • Stanza.
  • Poem.

Consonant or perfect rhyme

A consonant rhyme is the combination of two words at the end of two or more verses in which the same phonemes coincide from the last stressed vowel. The rhyme of words ending in a stressed vowel is considered a consonant rhyme, for example "took" and "stole".

Examples of consonant rhyme

The heart of man is mysterious / like a tombstone with no name.

(Ramón de Campoamor)

Smells like a real world / the blue rosemary flower.

(Jorge Guillén)

Assonance or imperfect rhyme

In an assonance rhyme, only the vowels from the last stressed vowel coincide. In the following example, the words "with me" and "five" share the same vowels (i-o). In esdrújulas words, only the stressed vowel and the last syllable are taken into account, so "bird" and "song" would form an assonance rhyme. In the case of diphthongs, only the strong or accented vowel ("honey" and "chess") is taken into account. In this type of rhyme, if an "i" appears after the last stressed vowel it is considered equivalent to an "e", for example: "chalice" rhymes with "Tuesday". Similarly, the "u" is equivalent to an "o", for example: "cactus" rhymes with "hands".

Examples of assonance rhyme

It's a pity that you're not with me / When I look at the clock and it's five

(Mario Benedetti)

I am a worm that dreams ... and I dream / see me one day flying in the wind.

(Leon Felipe)

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