Difference between Poem and Rhyme
Key Difference: Poem is described as a composition of words in form of prose or verse that is used to express various emotions or ideas whereas rhyme can be described as a poem with repetition of similar sounds often at the end of alternate lines.
Baa, baa, black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir
Three bags full.
In this example words ‘wool’ and ‘full’ sound similar and thus are used to create rhyming effect.
Rhyme emerged as a sound of poem. Apart from rhyme the sound of poem can be in form of rhythm or in form of alliteration. Rhymes can be broadly classified into Couplet, Limerick, Octaves and Ballad Stanza. Poems consist of elements like imagery, diction, sound, metaphor and theme. The earliest known Western poetry consists of the Iliad and the Odyssey famous and acknowledged as Greek masterpieces. Greeks at that time mostly used poetry for the celebration of their heroes.
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