Poetry Kaleidoscope: Guide to Poetry
Holorime (or holorhyme) is a form of
which the rhyme encompasses an entire line or phrase. A holorime may be
or short poem made up entirely of
Holorime in English
- "In Ayrshire hill areas, a cruise, eh, lass?"
- "Inertia, hilarious accrues, he'las!"
Kington's poem titled "A Lowlands Holiday Ends in Enjoyable Inactivity"
Holorime in French
French poetry, rime richissime ("very rich rhyme") is a rhyme of more
phonemes. Holorime is an extreme example of rime richissime.
- Gall, amant de la Reine, alla (tour magnanime)
- Gallamant de l'Arène à la Tour Magne, à Nîmes.
- Gallus, the Queen's lover, went (a magnanimous gesture)
- Gallantly from the Arena to the Great Tower, at Nîmes.
A notable exponent of holorime in French was
- par les bois du djinn où s'entasse de l'effroi,
- parle et bois du gin ou cent tasses de lait froid.
Holorime may also refer to two phrases that sound the same but have different
meanings. Most such holorimes come from music lyrics, such as "'Scuse me while I
kiss the sky" and "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy."
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