Re: Tone Rhyme (was: POETRY/TRANS.: 2 poems & "googogigglabyte")
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, July 18, 2002, 0:20|
On Wed, 17 Jul 2002 18:50:01 -0400 Muke Tever
> From: Steg Belsky
> >Hmmm... talking of Chinese poetry, does anyone know
> >if there's such a thing as "tone rhyme" in tone (static
> >or contour) languages? So, for instance, instead of
> >rhyming lines by having them end in the same sequence
> >of consonants and/or vowels, they would end in the same
> >sequence of tones?
> Would this be much different from meter in English?
Well, meter tracks stress, right? The kind of system i'm thinking of
would be tracking the pitches of the tones. So instead of having a meter
system that looks like this, for instance:
You could have a tone-based rhyme couplet that goes:
Or, something closer to meter would be a poetic system based on tone
tunes, so for instance each line needed to follow a pattern like:
"there is darkness all around us"