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    meter but does not rhyme.....

    What's the difference between meter and rhyme in poetry? They seem to have similar translations, but I don't know exact difference. Rhyme seems to be the last word repeated in each line, but meter seems to be in any position, I guess. I mean, meter is broader than rhyme, but I'm not sure.

    ex)Before the 20th century, poets were counted on to create poetry that rhymed and followed a metered pattern. However, there were those who disregarded the traditional structure used by many and chose instead to write in free or blank verse. Free verse lacks any noticeable pattern, while blank verse maintains meter but does not rhyme.....

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    Re: meter but does not rhyme.....

    We can help with specific problems, but the overall answer can be found here:

    Meter (poetry) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Rhyme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: meter but does not rhyme.....

    There `was an old `man from St `Bees
    Who was `stung on the arm by a `wasp.
    When they `asked 'Does it `hurt?'
    He re`plied 'No it `doesn't -
    It's a `good job it `wasn't a `hornet.
    At first this 'Limerick' has metre: dee dah de dee dah de dee dah. But it has no rhyme, and towards the end the metre goes wrong as well. The joke plays on the audience's knowledge of the Limerick format - particularly the expectation of the rhyme scheme a-a-b-b-a.

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    Re: meter but does not rhyme.....

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    - particularly the expectation of the rhyme scheme a-a-b-a-a.
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    I'm sure you meant: a-a-b-b-a.

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    Re: meter but does not rhyme.....

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    What's the difference between meter and rhyme in poetry? They seem to have similar translations, but I don't know exact difference. Rhyme seems to be the last word repeated in each line, but meter seems to be in any position, I guess. I mean, meter is broader than rhyme, but I'm not sure.

    ex)Before the 20th century, poets were counted on to create poetry that rhymed and followed a metered pattern. However, there were those who disregarded the traditional structure used by many and chose instead to write in free or blank verse. Free verse lacks any noticeable pattern, while blank verse maintains meter but does not rhyme.....
    Meter is simply the number of syllables in each line or verse, and, additionally, the rhythm of the syllables, some being longer, others shorter. Also, instead of longer and shorter, you can have some which are louder or softer. All together, these make up meter.

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