type of rhyme?

david donnell david.donnell at EARTHLINK.NET
Wed Apr 2 16:33:06 UTC 2008

In a song I wrote, I rhyme the words "cocklebur" and "popular"... Or at least, as sung, the vowels in the 3 syllables match well enough for them to work like a rhyme.

...But is it a rhyme, exactly? Or some specific kind of rhyme? (Near rhyme?)

Stanza in question:

Way down Route 666
He found cupid 'n' he found cockleburs
Way down & out in the sticks
She wasn't cute but she sure was popular

Missourian @ NYC

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