[2014-01-01] Philosopher rhymes with philosopher

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Re: [2014-01-01] Philosopher rhymes with philosopher

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I've got an idea.

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Lethal Interjection wrote:I've got an idea.

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I'll take it into consideration.
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Kimra wrote:
Lethal Interjection wrote:I've got an idea.

EVERYONE SHUT UP!
I'll take it into consideration.
We should form a committee and take it under advisement.
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I love taking things under advisement!
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We'll have to form a committee search committee first.
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Someone mentioned Edgar Allan Poe; I remember reading this poem of his ages ago. I think it's lovely. I wonder if playing around with repetition like this was something Poe specifically liked doing, or whether it was common in poetry in the olden days?
Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old-
This knight so bold-
And o'er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow-
"Shadow," said he,
"Where can it be-
This land of Eldorado?"

"Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied-
"If you seek for Eldorado!"

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Re: [2014-01-01] Philosopher rhymes with philosopher

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Or that famous Tennyson yarn, "Haffely, Gaffely, Gaffely Gonward!" In my opinion repetition has always been skilfully employed as a poetic device.
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soulman82 wrote:He's not rhyming "one" with "one", he's rhyming "nursed one" with "cursed one" with "worst one" with "first one". See?
I don't understand how people didn't understand this.

I'm only a little disappointed the fourth part doesn't have internal rhyme like the others:
unlettered - unfettered
said - dread
scruple - pupil
Maybe that was done intentionally to have it stand out, though.

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We're all forgetting the real problem here: the meter's all fucked up. That's the real crime here.

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