One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A rhyme between stressed syllables followed by one or more unstressed syllables (e.g. stocking/shocking, glamorous/amorous).Compare with masculine rhyme
- ‘In English verse today, the masculine rhyme is of course the staple thing, the feminine rhyme being a somewhat rare variation.’
- ‘Feminine rhyme predominates in Spanish and Italian poetry, while German and French use masculine and feminine rhyme equally.’
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