It is written on full "cynghanedd", the challenging system of consonantal correspondences and internal rhyme
peculiar to the poetry-orientated Welsh language.
I realized how walking, like poetry, required an internal rhyme
- acquired by years of practicing the existing forms.
Rather than trying to mirror all the specific musical qualities of the Arabic, I've sought to capture the poetic feel of the Arabic through a modern musicality that uses internal rhyme
( spine/hind ) assonance ( hind, rise, I ), consonance ( Seven Sisters, stables, solid stone ), and other effects, including the occasional use of strong and weak end rhyme ( me/sea and night/respite ).
Individuality and eccentricity is expressed through engaging verse which plays with internal rhyme
It has unrelenting momentum, vigorous internal rhyme
, a muscular sense of swing, plus shout-outs to Rakim, Franz Kafka, Nikola Tesla and Clyde Drexler.
Eminem packed his freestyle rap with his skilled internal rhyme
schemes like, "But we better give Obama props/ Cause what we've got in office now's/ A kamikaze that'll probably cause a nuclear holocaust."
and has a flair for alliteration, internal rhyme
, and a stressed rhythm
In "B-Boy Infinitives," Patrick Rosal riffs on nostalgia: "To suck until our lips turned blue / the last drops of cool juice / from a crumbled cup sopped with spit the first Italian Ice of summer." It's a poem that relies on imagery and internal rhyme
. Others belie convention, channeling a beat, like Jamila Woods in "Defense": "black boy touch turn / anything weapon / him Grim Reaper / Midas / him smile." Joy Priest's wildly inventive "No Country for Black Boys" presents a poem in two columns, which is perfectly coherent whether you read across or down.
I've lost count of the number of times I've been about to speak, when a man has held up a hand and hissed "Shh!" "What?" "This bit - when the internal rhyme
scheme changes, and the bongos kick in...
Her clever uses of caesura, internal rhyme
, refrain, and binary structure (Jamal and falal, kasr and jabr, and title-echoing shaml and jam') "make a poem memorable and turn it into a true message." It is also noteworthy that 'A'isha assumes the role of a loving mother as she prays for her son in two poems (pp.
Divided into five sections, tropes of extended metaphor, allusions to mythology, and internal rhyme
thread the individual parts into one work.
Two examples in Onion that reveal Medina's formal skill and inventiveness are "Bread" and "Quartering Time." "Bread," a ghazal, strictly adheres to the formal scheme; however, it marks its own territory by refusing to call upon the self, subtly connecting the couplets, and creating an internal rhyme