Rhyme in The Wild Swans at Coole

Rhyme Examples in The Wild Swans at Coole:

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"pool..."   (The Wild Swans at Coole)

This poem has numerous “Yeatsian rhymes,” also known as slant rhymes. These rhymes between words whose vowel sounds do not quite match were a stylistic signature of Yeats’s work. Examples of Yeatsian rhyme in this poem include “beautiful”/“pool”; “lover”/“air”; and “stones”/“swans.”