The end rhymes
again convey the speaker's mood, particularly the movement of the bees "to and fro" conflated with the power of the trees that "blow" in the breeze, this last word invoking again the image of the blooming rose of spring that "blows" to replace the violet ("The Violet and the Rose," l.
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.
The constant end rhymes
elude me in this attempt at translation: "when I rub solace on her body / she still has soft / as apple flesh the limbs / she is still 70 times a woman / to the wrinkled rough hide / of my old hand's underside.
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.