In verse doctrine, an internal rhyme is a form of rhyme in which the rhyming words are wholly or partially inside . In internal rhyme in the narrower sense, the rhyming words are inside the same verse:
The world reconciles and drowns out the spirit
- Theodor Däubler : Northern Lights
Depending on the position of the rhyming words, a distinction is made between several forms of inner rhyme:
Inside rhyme or rhyme : rhyming words at the end of the line and in the interior of the same verse:
A strong , black boat
sails mournfully along.
The mute and masked
corpsekeepers sit inside.
- Heinrich Heine : Childe Harold
Middle rhyme: rhyming words inside successive verses:
And teaches the girls
and defends the boys
- Friedrich Schiller : The song of the bell
We are in the old tales miracle vil geseit
of heroes lobebæren from Grozer arebeit
Middle rhyme : a word at the end rhymes with a word inside the following or preceding verse:
Middle rhyme and middle rhyme should be distinguished, but are often confused.
Rhyme : Rhyming words immediately follow one another:
A special form of the rhyme is the echo rhyme , in which the repetition of the rhyme syllables simulates an echo:
A blow rhyme wherein the rhyme words are separated by a ship, that the last word of a verse rhyme with the first of the following verse, is as passing over or on striking rhyme referred to:
Person you wilt volgen my ler
ker you from arrant did ,
advice I give you here with trew
rew got about your fault
huld makes you get there wol.
- J. Schiller: Marienpreis
- Otto Knörrich: Lexicon of lyrical forms (= Kröner's pocket edition . Volume 479). 2nd, revised edition. Kröner, Stuttgart 2005, ISBN 3-520-47902-8 , sv internal rhyme, inreim, middle rhyme, middle rhyme, stroke rhyme, overriding rhyme, overlapping rhyme .
- Gero von Wilpert : Subject dictionary of literature. 8th edition. Kröner, Stuttgart 2013, ISBN 978-3-520-84601-3 , sv internal rhyme , Inreim , beat rhyme , About Full rhyme .