There is a scale of rhyme types that goes from the most resolved to the least resolved where you still have a sonic connection. And so, what we're going to talk about in this segment, is the use of rhyme types. To create varying degrees of being home, varying degrees of homeness. And so here we go. Take a look at the table. You can see that the most resolved is called perfect rhyme. Perfect rhyme or let's call it fully resolved rhyme. So, perfect rhyme has three characteristics. Number one. In perfect rhyme, the vowel sounds are identical. So, note here, blood/mud. Blood, mud. Now, note that they are spelled differently. Double O as opposed to the short U. But the sound, uh, uh, uh, the short U sound is the same. So, that mud and blood have identical vowel sounds. Note also that mud and blood had can share the second quality of perfect rhyme, that is if there are consonants after the vowel, those consonants also are the same sound. So mud/blood or trees/breeze. And note that trees and breeze those spelled differently again have the same final or ending consonant sound. The third condition for perfect rhyme is that the rhyming syllables begin differently. So, mud/blood, because rhyme being a sonic event actually is a musical event that works on a musical principle of tension, resolution. Difference, moving into similarity. So mud/blood. Note that if I say blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood. That's your first response is, oh my goodness, those sounds so much alike. What you're saying is repetition because there is no tension to be resolved. When I say, blood, blood, blood or even blood, blunt. When I start the syllables the same, you are hearing essentially repetition. That's called an identity. Now it's not wrong to use an identity simply an identity gives you a sense of repetition, not a sense of rhyme. So it does not create a rhyming function. But, those are the three conditions of perfect rhyme. Number one, identical vowel sounds. Number two, identical consonants following the vowel. If any, note by the way that free and tree have no consonant after the long E sound, and consequently, though they are still perfect rhymes, the second condition for perfect rhyme doesn't figure in here. So, if there is a consonant following the vowels, those sounds must be identical for it to be a perfect or fully resolved rhyme and then find three syllables that are rhyming must begin differently in order to create tension that will be resolved. Those are the three conditions for perfect rhyme. Perfect rhyme, is fully resolved. When you are working, say, with exclusively perfect rhymes, now you have a challenge because English is a rhyme-poor language. It is a rhyme-poor language for several reasons. Number one, it doesn't use the endings of words for grammatical purposes. Number two, it has 17 vowels sounds. Now, if on the other hand we look at a rhyme-rich language for example Italian. Five vowel sounds. Only five sounds and every word in Italian ends in a vowel. So rhymes galore in Italian. Very few rhymes in English relatively speaking. So that rhyming in English is much more difficult and perfect rhyming in English is even more difficult because of all of the differences in vowel sounds and of course all of the different ways that consonants can and English words. So, what we're going to try to do is expand our rhyming possibilities and go beyond perfect rhyme and move into the various rhyme types and see how they relate to perfect rhyme and see what emotional significance or what emotional consequences they have.