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Mr Red Phrasing and rhyming (17) RE: Phrasing and rhyming 21 Sep 20

"Long time I have been waiting for the coming of my dear"

a good example of poetical phrasing. Slightly archaic, enough to make it stand out. Maybe "Long time I have " was a more common phrasing when the lyric was put together.

Eye rhyme - I have heard it said that Richard Burbage, Bill Shakespeare's principle actor, was from the West Country and therefore the wound / found rhyme in Shakey's day in the parlance of Burbage would be a perfect rhyme. The found sounding more like "fooned" in a 17c accent. Ooh ar.

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