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She got nothing, for instance, out of the juxtaposition of "roaming" and "Romeo" in the verse of Irving Berlin's "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket," a neat half-rhyme on which Fred Astaire for whom Berlin wrote the song never failed to put the sliest of spins.
The purpose of the half-rhyme is to draw subtle connections between two proximal words in a poem, to construct invisible mental bridges across the border of our conscious perception.
rhyme? half-rhyme? assonance? consonance? onomatopoeia?
half-rhyme, internal rhyme, broken rhyme, leonine rhyme, chain rhyme, random rhyme and vowels echoing intimately from inside one line across to the next.
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