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Day: November 25, 2015

How is rhyme used in different languages?

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Posted in categories: Linguistics, Literature, Modern Greek, Other Languages

Sporadically in Classical Greek and Latin, as a rhetorical technique for both prose and poetry, rather than a basis of verse: Homeoteleuton. Systematically in Arabic and Chinese, but I don’t know much about them. In Europe, rhyme emerges as a structural feature of verse (as opposed to an occasional device) in the Late Middle Ages. […]

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