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Fabulous! Just fabulous, Mr. Baker. Everything you had to say was just wonderful -- including your final tip giving props to Dr. Seuss for his impeccable scansion.
But you're thinking a *little* too hard about why poets rhyme...How about -- it's what they hear?
Still -- loveloveloved it all...And I've never read you yet. Will now!
Rhyme and meter was a device used as a mnemonic by the singer of tales. Many uncontestably great poets rhymed sometimes and sometimes did not.
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