Rhyme that occurs within a single line of poetry. For example, in the opening line of Eliot's Gerontion, ‘Here I am, an old man in a dry month,' internal rhyme exists between an and man and between and dry. See Rhyme, Poetry
rhyme that occurs within a single line of Verse. An example is in the opening line of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven": "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary." Here, "dreary" and "weary" make an internal rhyme.
Either where a word in the middle of a line of poetry rhymes with the word at the end of the line e.g. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe or where two words in mid sentence rhyme e.g. 'dawn-drawn' in The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins.