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Rhyme: Many beginning poets assume that a poem must contain exact end rhyme, but most contemporary readers have found that such repetition of sound to be boring. Try employing one of the following methods of using rhyme:

  • Use off rhyme or partial rhyme at the end of lines (bad/dead).

  • Use rhyme WITHIN the line instead of at the end.

  • Use rhyme at the BEGINNING of lines instead of at the end.


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