English as a Second Language/rhyme


Plz tel me the exact definition of rhyme
Also,there are 3 continues lines from a poem and I think they are enough to understand the question
How public like a frog
To tell one's name-the livelong June
To an admiring bog !
Here my teacher told,frog and bog are not rhymes and I forgot to ask why
Can you plz tel me

Hi Ali,

This is slightly outside of my area of expertise, but I'll give it a try regardless.

Rhyme is the correspondence of sound between words or the endings of words, especially when these are used at the ends of lines of poetry.

In my opinion frog and bog above rhyme:

bog /bɡ,bɡ/

frog /frɡ,frɡ/

I'd be curious to hear your teacher's explanation as to why they don't rhyme too.

I hope this helps.


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