poetic license.Occasionally the initial words in a line may rhyme more often there may be a rhyme within the line. Rhymes when used in a set pattern combine with other metrical elements to form such verse structures as the sonnet, the Spenserian stanza, and the heroic couplet.
See rhyming dictionaries in English (which include discussions of versification) by J. Walker (1775 revised and reprinted frequently), B. Johnson (1931), and C. Wood (1943 1947) studies by H. Lanz (1968) and E. Guggenheimer (1972).
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