Readers of Creeley are used to listening for delicate internal sound patterns while picking their way through the verbiage, but in many of the later poems these internal threads turn into external frameworks, internal rhymes pushed out into end rhymes
and interior rhythms into strictly metrical ballad forms.
Purcell, responding to Diekhoff's study, counts 56 instances of end rhyme
separated by only one line, 72 separated by two lines, and 51 separated by three.
One almost anticipates end rhyme
and rhythm like a hymn.
Unlike Mendelsohn, Economou does not attempt to render the original end rhymes
in a poem like "The City," yet his concern with authenticity is everywhere apparent.
The lengthy exhibition title quotes a ditty by George and Ira Gershwin in which love-song cliches make end rhymes
(hair/care, eyes/skies, moon/croon, above/love) preceded by "blab, blah, blah.
Here the metric form is managed by using single-syllable end rhymes
in several of the stanzas--a technique that would appear quite contradictory to Monk's predilection for disjunctive phrasing.
This time, the concluding strong masculine end rhymes
link the future--both teasing and threatening because "to-morrows hide"--with a symbol of earthly life, "the tide.
Whereas most pop lyrics are content to use end rhymes
, commonplace metaphors, and similes as their main literary devices, rappers have significantly upped the ante through the employment of a sophisticated approach to word play.