Rhyme in Pied Beauty

Rhyme Examples in Pied Beauty:

Pied Beauty 1

"plotted and pieced—fold, fallow, and plough..."   (Pied Beauty)

Hopkins's use of alliteration and internal rhyme is abundant. Notice how in this line the alliteration of “plotted and pieced” is picked up again in the final word, “plough.” In the middle lies a second alliterative phrase, “fold, fallow.” Yet Hopkins weaves together these words with the dense repetition of l sounds throughout the line.