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.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.