internal rhyme

internal rhyme
1. a rhyme created by two or more words in the same line of verse.
2. a rhyme created by words within two or more lines of a verse.
[1900-05]

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poetry
      rhyme between a word within a line and another word either at the end of the same line or within another line, as in the second and fourth lines of the following quatrain from the last stanza of Percy Bysshe Shelley's (Shelley, Percy Bysshe) “The Cloud”:

I am the daughter of Earth and Water,
And the nursling of the Sky;
I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores;
I change, but I cannot die.

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