February 13, 2023

Feb 13, homophonous verse: identity rhymes

Authors' NoteThis verse is the lead-in to a collection of limerick-like verses that have an unusual rhyming scheme. Instead of the usual A1,A2,B1,B2,A3 pattern. these verses have lines ending in 'identity rhymes', as in the above verse: A1,A1,B1,B1,A1. Some critics would say that 'identity rhymes', e.g. perVERSEely conVERSEly, are not rhymes at all. But when bunched up they have a definite musicality, and can be entertainingly sung at open-mike at a bar. 

You can view our whole collection on this topic -- verses intentionally crafted with contentious repetition of the rhyming syllables --  in a wider context on our full-service blog "Edifying Nonsense". Check the post "Homophonous Verse" by clicking HERE


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