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When explaining what the concept at hand means, it is important that we know its etymological origin. Specifically we can determine that this is in the Greek and more exactly in the word rhythmós which can be translated as “cadence” or as “measured and regulated movement”. It is also important to emphasize that from this term the Latin word emerged rhythmus.

A rhyme is the repetition of a series of sounds . It is a technique that is often used in poetry , where the repetition is usually at the end of the verse from the pointed vowel that is located in the last place.

When the repetition, after this limit, covers all phonemes, it is spoken of a rhyme . If, instead, the repetition takes place only with the vowels after that limit, we are facing a assonant rhyme .

Between the two types of rhymes that we have established it is important to underline that the first, the consonant, is much more difficult than the second since it offers not only less possibilities and combination options but also assumes that the writer who uses it has less freedom creative A fact that has brought with it, among other consequences, that throughout history the assonant has been used much more and especially within what is the most traditional lyric.

The concept of rhyme, by extension, allows naming the verse creations that are part of lyric , to all the consonant letters that make up a language and to the grouping of consonant and assonant elements that are used in a composition (for example: “This book presents a pretty poor rhyme”).

Let's look at some examples of rhymes:

"The boys will play / and the girls will sing, / very close to the myrtle, / knowing that they will return"
"After much thinking, / and without wanting to fight, / announcement that I will go to work / when I get bored of resting"

Gustavo Adolfo Domínguez Bastida , famous for his pseudonym Gustavo Adolfo Becquer (which he took from his brother, the painter Valeriano Becquer ), is one of the many poets who have come to fame thanks to their rhymes. Born on February 17, 1836 in Seville (Spain) and died on December 22, 1870 in Madrid , was an author of great importance for the romanticism .

This author, however, was also noted for the publication of legends , as "The mount of the souls" and "The Devil's Cross" , among other.

Although Becquer has been one of the most prominent authors in this field that we are dealing with, we cannot ignore other equally relevant figures in this area as would be the case of the poet Federico García Lorca. An author who was part of the famous Generation of 27 and who stands out because his poetic work is considered one of the fundamental pillars of Spanish Literature.

In the same way, the figure of Gloria Fuertes is also worth noting. This was an author who largely dedicated her work to children and young people and noted for the ingenious and fun of their rhymes. Among his most significant works are Kangaroo for everything (1968) or The crazy book. A little of everything (1981).

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