End rhyme

The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms - Ross Murfin 2018

End rhyme

End rhyme: Rhyme that occurs at the end of lines in verse. In end rhyme, the most common type of rhyme, the last word of a line rhymes with the last word of another line. End rhyme is distinguished from internal rhyme, which occurs within a line of verse.

EXAMPLE: Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “First Fig” (1922) exhibits end rhyme:

My candle burns at both ends;

It will not last the night;

But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends —

It gives a lovely light.