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Nothing rhymes with "step"

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As a reference always keep the option of false rhymes in mind.

Not just close rhymes like "step/skip" but manipulations like stretching the word over the metric lines, as a musical phrase might be stretched over measure lines.

It's a great device often used for comic effect.


"I couldn't find a rhyme for step

I thought that I'd become inept

in fact I became skept-


that I'd find one accept-


Then my friend John gave me a tip

that, I must say, seems kinda hep:

when in doubt, who needs thes-


The answer's often right be-

-fore us...

throw your mind's window open and

take inspiration by the hand."

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