beginning rhyme


beginning rhyme
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words; alliteration, as in The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew. Also called head rhyme, initial rhyme.
[1940-45]

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      in literature, the rhyme at the beginning of successive lines of verse. Lines 3 and 4 of Robert Herrick (Herrick, Robert)'s “To Daffodils” demonstrate beginning rhyme:

As yet the early-rising sun
Has not attained his noon.

      The term is also used as a synonym for alliteration.

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