What is a famous poem with internal rhyme?

1 Answer
Apr 13, 2018

The Raven (Edgar Allen Poe)


“Once upon a midnight dreary , while I pondered, weak and weary ,
While I nodded, nearly napping , suddenly there came a tapping ,
As of someone gently rapping , rapping at my chamber door.
Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “ tapping at my chamber door…

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December ;
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; – vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow – sorrow for the lost Lenore…

This is the most popular poem of Edgar Allen Poe, where he uses internal rhyme. You can see examples of internal rhymes where the words rhyme in the same lines, in separate lines, and in the proceeding lines.