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Joe_F The Perfect Couplet (51* d) RE: The Perfect Couplet 01 Mar 18


IMO, the worst rhyme in English prosody occurs in a song I otherwise admire:

There grows a tree in paradise,
And the pilgrims call it the tree of life.

The last word is spread over two measures, during which the naive listener has time to wonder whether it is going to be "lies" or "lice".

But then it gets to

Too late, but never mind.

and all is forgiven.


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