Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2018)
Teaching various rhymes in English poetry to the bachelor level students
Author(s): Lok Raj Sharma
Abstract: This article presents a concise glimpse into definitions of rhyme, consonant and vowel sounds of English, types of rhyme with examples, functions of rhyme and conclusion. A number of poetic lines or pairs of words that rhyme with each other have been presented as examples to achieve the objective of this article. Presentation and illustration of the poetic lines and words provide the reader with a sheer insight into the major types of rhyme in English poems. The major objective of this article is to familiarize the reader with various types of rhymes exploited in English poems since rhymes provide a musical quality, create deep meanings and form a strong structure of a poem. Teaching rhymes is considered to be worthy because it helps the students / readers to examine poetry from the perspectives rhymes for uniting sounds and senses. Teaching rhymes will energize the students to compose poems with ample rhymes. It is concluded that that better understanding of rhymes of poetry leads the students to the better understanding of poetry which retains both musical and linguistic facets.