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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.....
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.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.
Last edited by BobK; 01-Aug-2011 at 14:05. Reason: Typo