23 comments on “At a Slant

  1. Frankly, I prefer standard rhyme, but this can be greatly stretched, as in some of W. S. Gilbert’s verse.

      • Multisyllable or not, I’m either a standard rhyme or none at all person. With an honest nod of appreciation to those poets who do it well, this “Slant Rhyme” business is not for me.

  2. ha. i tend to hide my rhyme, slant or otherwise…its mostly internal instead of hte line end which kinda makes it stick out like a sore thumb….

  3. Ha! I think you’ve handled it incredibly well–almost all your lines have a near rhyme–it’s kind of a subtle thing, and I think that the resistance expressed in the poem works the slant as well. Great job. Thanks much for trying it out. (You probably use it unconsciously all the time, which is why it is hard to figure out on a conscious level.) K.

  4. Not a fan of syllable counting myself, albeit as a MTB dVerse exercise, I do find it easier now than in the past. Like Brian & Claudia, I think internal line rhymes, and near rhymes sneak themselves into many of all our poems, and yours fit the prompt like calf skin driving gloves. Remember, “Resistance is Futile.”

    • Ha! I am Locutus of form poems. I fully own up to the futile acts of resistance while I write even as I assimilate to a form’s demands. Luckily most of the time it works out. Thanks Glenn.

    • Thanks Rosemary. This was like learning a dish without a recipe. Throwing it all together and it comes out fine, but I can’t really say how I did it.

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