Shaunna Harper Shaunna Harper
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This final line doesn't make sense if I'm honest - maybe I'm stupid and am reading it wrong, but it breaks up the rhyme because it's a bit of a mouthful to read.

Jon paul Janze Jon paul Janze
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Shauna is right, it is one sentence in the poem that is difficult to read.

Harry Wells Harry Wells
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Paul, last stanza, second line, last word: 'he' may be a typo for 'me' in which case you don't have a rhyme but a repetition. On the other hand if you are using 'he' as a third person singular masculine pronoun, which makes sense, then, following the preposition 'for', it should be 'him' in which case you still don't have a rhyme. Be careful about bending the sentence construction just to make a rhyme work.

Don Yarber Don Yarber
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That is what I tried to say in my essay on forced rhyming.

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