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Reverse consonants from line to line to bind the poem together.

This was something that Shakespeare frequently did, and if it’s good enough for Shakespeare, it’s good enough for mere mortal poets. The technique is simply to try to use similar sounds from line to line, but in reverse order. For instance, one line might be centered around the word “lackwit.” The next might have reverse-consonating words such as “tower call.”

Tip Origin: Rod Beattie

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