One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A similarity between words in spelling but not in pronunciation, for example love and move.
- ‘Many older English poems contain rhymes that were originally true or full rhymes, but as read by modern readers are now eye rhymes.’
- ‘Sound/wound: is this a full sonic rhyme or an eye rhyme?’
- ‘Thus, an eye rhyme is just a traditional rhyme in which the past identity on which the rhyme is based is preserved in the spelling.’
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