Rhyme in Self-Reliance
Rhyme Examples in Self-Reliance:
Notice how each line in this stanza consists of five iambs, an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable. This is called iambic pentameter. This poem also uses a rhyme with poetic meter. Although this type of poetry is not as widely used today, it was an extremely popular poetic form at the time of the publication of Self-Reliance in 1841.