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Re: Language Change

From:Patrick Dunn <tb0pwd1@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 5, 2000, 5:53
On Tue, 4 Jan 2000, Nik Taylor wrote:

> > This, paradoxically, can de-emphasize the importance of rhyme > > I don't see why that would be a paradox - poetry involves things that > aren't part of prose. If rhymes occur all the time, it would lose its > significance.
*nods* I meant that it seems, at first glance, somewhat of a paradox. But of course it stands to reason (and that, btw, is I believe the textbook explanation of forms like the sestina -- when many words end in -o or -e, it's not very impressive to rhyme them). :)