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Ben Jonson's Rhyme Scheme Deposed

Said Jonson, vulgar rhyme a petty crime Swindling paupers begging fleeting stime Opined syllabic compress from simple mimes Which o'er lazy, temporal lobes did climb Simple, jingoistic rhythms to prime A crutch to prop up ailing metric time Yet, Nature's species exist in kind Mutated limbs rarely another tract find Elliptical, redundant patterns planets bind To their orderly, repetitive cadence resigned Weather systems to each season assigned Subsistence and providence congruently aligned Catchy rhymes are not mongrel flem Syllabic stress each base line does hem Its melodic sound caresses the requiem The ballast that holds each leaf to stem Glossy makeup that bastes face so prim Crown jewel of every verse, syntactical diadem

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