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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But this innovative use of metaphor in a poem that does not adhere to the traditional monorhymed hemistich clearly allows the poet to be more precise in depicting the complexity of his emotional and spiritual reality.
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