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Old 03-18-2018, 01:33 PM
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Why can’t masculine end-words rhyme with feminine end-words?


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What’s wrong with male and female rhymes?
Do he’s and she’s have gender wartimes?

Do they commit some gender crimes
from writing rules declared in past times?

How about a rhyme that mimes
unrelated sounds joined sometimes?

Or if our song of mating chimes
with the clashing acts of hot times?
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Old 03-18-2018, 03:23 PM
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Dangling bits, like participles adrift,
are at best lonely, if not desperate.




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Old 03-18-2018, 08:39 PM
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I like it, though in my idiolect itís DES-per-ET, in yours DES-pret (also mine when, uh, I'm desperate for a rhyme!).

Serious question, by the way. After seeing a number of critiques of "the error," I went through a few copies of the recently lamented demise of Measure and found that about half of the rhymes were male/female. Not to mention in tons of other poems. It's my hobby in second childhood, so I'm not so extremist that rhymes must be perfect kisses.
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I like rhymes that don`t, I must admit.
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