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Identifying Rhymes

How do we identify rhyming words? In pop music there is significant liberty taken in what constitutes a rhyme. Consider the following words that are rhymed:

  • “hard” and “are”, “heart” and “are” (Just the Way You Are
  • “goes” and “clothes”, “stoned” and “alone” (Piano Man)
  • “fireman” and “retire man”, “Mississippi” and “skippy” (Uptown Funk)
  • “lemonade” and “make”, “need her” and “leaves her”, “difference” and “compliments”, “just ask her” and “disaster” (Beautiful Disaster)

Really it's insufficient to consult some rhyming dictionary to see if two words match. It's going to require looking at the phonemes.

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