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If this were a song, I wouldn't have to make sense.

Country songswriters are notorious for stretching rhymes ("Well, I got to feelin' kinda ill, so I begged for you to take the wheel (pronounced 'will')"; rap artists often find extremly intricate and clever ways to work with words. But rhyme depends, for much of its power, upon rhythm -- that is, the repeated pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line. Rhythm creates a steady wave, upon which the reader's ear floats.
Jerz, ''Poetry is for the Ear'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

This statement is sometimes sadly true when it comes to music. Rhythm of a song is often times more important than its actual lyrics. I feel that this is especially true when I listen to a lot of rap or pop music; the artists can get away with a song that is a big hitm, even though the lyrics make no sense, simply because their song sounds good.


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