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Even shorter, simpler poems like "Christmas Pageant" and "June Light" bear his well-practiced slant rhymes, with a stanza from the latter reading "freight accumulates, / letting the vessel / slip its moorings, gain." Yet the two poems never lose their focus on the strong imagery of snow on branches and the sun on the ocean, respectively.
(4.) Wordplay is essential to rap lyrics, including alliteration, puns, slant rhymes (near rhymes), end-of-line rhymes, as well as intraline rhyming.
Hair's work is the first book-length, thoroughgoing analysis of her daring imperfect rhymes (including sight-rhymes, double rhymes, slant rhymes) and other forms of technical experimentation, including "freeing English poetry to exploit the natural rhythm of the language" (p.
I wanted an older poet friend who could teach me not just how to break my lines or strategize slant rhymes, both of which Max did, but someone who could also model for me what being a poet in the world looks like.
Conrad's almost tumbling meter and stepped margins coupled with his penchant for word repetition and quick slant rhymes practically pull the reader over some very difficult terrain.
The fact that his early experiments with so-called traditional forms--rhymes and slant rhymes, regular meter, isometric lines, and numbered stanzas--have come back is telling.
You can do this in a sentence and sentences have always been the most sinuous part of anatomy, a rupture in being or erasure, uncategorizable, mediation, a voice which is the epic in everything, somatic, drifting, utilitarian, reciting half or slant rhymes skipping like a laser beam.
(15.) One might even hear an aaaa pattern since taffy/coffee/sorry/prairie can all be heard as slant rhymes.
In place of the monorhyme of the original, which is virtually impossible to reproduce in English, Halkin sensibly deploys, as he does often elsewhere, an irregular pattern of slant rhymes (stone-moon-gown) and almost-rhymes (sweets-feast).
So, the synonym 'evening', the antonym 'day', the homonym 'knight', the anagram' thing', a synonym of a homonym' soldier' (for 'knight'), a homonym of an antonym 'dais', across phraseology and idiom 'silent', etc." Based on this logic, and since Murray's associative pairings are open to internal and slant rhymes as well as end rhymes, it is possible to read the title as an imperative claim about the most essential songs of the band Rush, as this book contains The Rush (homophone for the titular "Rush"), "to" (which shifts from a preposition indicating the completion of a movement to a preposition indicating an imperative claim); Hear (homophone for the titular "Here").
Here there is musicality in the alternation of the "sh," "d," "y" and "s" sounds while "shadows" and "shoulders," "head" and "heavy," and "everything," "heavy," and "me" effect a series of slant rhymes. The careful weaving of sounds brings death into the intimacy of the interchange between "you" and "me." The result is that language itself becomes the agent of intimacy.
Pallitto's translations are graceful and ingenious: she works out precise or slant rhymes corresponding to Tullia's rhyme schemes, often with admirable faithfulness to the originals.