Monorhyme


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Monorhyme

 

a poem in which all the lines have the same end rhyme. Widely used in Oriental poetry, the monorhyme was the object of poetic experiments in Europe during the Middle Ages and thereafter was almost exclusively a form of humorous verse, such as A. P. Sumarokov’s “Vain Precaution” and A. N. Apukhtin’s “When You Become Students, Children.” N. Aseev’s “Wasn’t the Firmament Blue?” is a monorhyme.

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Gunes claims to present the texts for 145 monorhyme poems, but there are actually only 142, for (1) no.
He used monorhyme, repetition of separate syllables of a word down to full loss of its meaning with the purpose of creating a comic effect.
The only function of the possessive pronoun is to satisfy the needs of the monorhyme.
And the preceding couplet seems consistent with this perspective: it again offers a vision of return, with Lorca's Spanish adaptation of another ancient Arabic poetic form--the sequence of monorhyme couplets known as a qasida--somehow returning to the form's "native" language after the poet's death.
Of course, it is out of the question to try to reproduce in English the quantitative meters and monorhyme of the originals, or even the long lines of verse customary in Halevi's literary world.
We can sum it up briefly enough as a short poem (the dictionaries will sometimes name a number of lines--Shipley's Dictionary of Worm Literature specifies from 4 to 14 bayts) in monorhyme whose formal specifications are like a horny shell to protect the intimate emotion it expresses.
In the first section we have two monarhyme quatrains of octosyllables (I assume the omission of a line at the beginning), followed in the second by a monorhyme quatrain of heptasyllables.
The most popular form is the englyn unodl union ("direct monorhyme englyn"), which is a combination of a cywydd, a type of rhyming couplet, and another form and is written in an intricate pattern of alliteration and rhyme called cynghanedd.
For if the headnote and monorhyme stanzas of the poem are gathered into vertical columns, Millais' illustration neatly bisects the page in an unbroken rectangular pane.
In the twentieth century, poetic modernism, mostly influenced by the West, has been so radical that it involves not only changes in perception of metaphor but also a rejection of some of the revered fundamentals of Arabic poetics, usually called `Amud al-Shi'r (literally "the pillar of poetry"), such as the unity of the poem (wahdat alqasidah) manifested in the required use of monometer and monorhyme in a poem composed of two hemistiched lines.
We can sum it up briefly enough as a short poem (the dictionaries will sometimes name a number of lines--Shipley's Dictionary of World Literature specifies from 4 to 14 bayts) in monorhyme whose formal specifications are like a horny shell to protect the intimate emotion it expresses.