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Avoided Yoda-speak is to be.

Sometimes in trying to make rhymes or meter “fit” a poet will use an order unusual in the English language, thereby making the reader pause to parse out what the poet might have possibly meant by this convoluted collection of words. Generally, one wants to avoid inversions of elements grammatical. Of course, like all of these rules, they are closer to guidelines and theories than true laws of nature. You might find that you really want to do a poem in Yoda-speak. More than likely, such a desire will be caused by an intent to cause laughter. Imagine a poem with deliberately twisted syntax that hides a funny twist or double-entendre in each line. You might have to pause a lot in performance to give the audience time for things to click and percolate through to the funny bone, but it could be done.

 
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