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Literature Glossary

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Eye Rhyme

Definition:

Cover your ears, Shmoopers. You won't need them today.

That's because eye rhyme uses—you guessed it—your eyes. When two words look alike, but don't sound alike, that's an eye rhyme.

Want examples? Well we've got those coming out our ears (which is maybe why they're out of commission): laughter and slaughter, or blood and mood, or comb and womb, to name a rather icky few.