The shake rhyme is a rhyme type as well as a special form of the double rhyme. The shake rhyme is a rhyme play with the word meanings. The initial consonants of two or more rhyming syllables or words of a rhyme pair are put together in a new sense, which usually results in a humorous or even surprising two-line.
There are many examples in the literature in which the last two stressed syllables are interchanged. However, since the scheme is varied very frequently, there are quite different types of the rhyme form, as a result of which the cadences also appear to be changing. Let us now look at a prominent example.
The rattlesnakes rattled,
until their rattling sounded limp.
The above example consists of two verses. Here the consonants k and sch in the following verse were exchanged. Thus, from the part of the word Klapper, the adjective slackened and from the snakes the word sounded. The effect is supported, of course, by the fact that the words, whose syllables have been interchanged, also rhyme together. Let us look at another example.
A car drove through Gossensass
Through a true sauce ‘
Till the whole gas
About the inmates poured
This example is a four-line, while most shaking rhymes are two-lineers. The first consonants of the previous verse are exchanged in each verse line. Basically, the whole is based on the interchange of s and g, whereby the pair rhymes continue to increase the effect.
Other shaking rhymes (clicks!)
Brief overview: Meaning, effect and function of the shaking rhine
The shaking rhyme is a rhyme type and a special form of the double rhyme. The initial consonants of a rhyme pair are usually exchanged for a new, often humorous, meaning. Most shaking rhizomes are two-line.
The exchanged consonants lie on the accented syllables. However, since the shaking rhyme is varied very frequently, this may be different in some cases.
A special form of the shaking rhyme is the quadruple rhymes. In this case, not only the initial letters are the same, but also the vowels (eg Sage lie // Lage Siegen).
The shake rhyme usually meets us in humorous lyric, with a surprising, almost funny effect. Well-known poets, who use the shake rhyme excessively, are Erich Mühsam or the Austrian composer Franz Mittler.
Hans Arthur Thies, Benno Papentrigk, Manfred Hanke, Franz Mittler, Wendelin Überzwerch, Leo Kettler and Erich Mühsam, among others.