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Hide a surprise at the end.

Hide a surprise at the end that makes the audience re-evaluate the poem in a new light. Maybe the poem seems to be from a man’s perspective until the end you find out it’s a woman talking about men. There are many variations, and some of them can be quite funny. This can be a form of juxtaposition. You’re misleading the audience until at the end you pull away the handkerchief to reveal where the rabbit really wound up.

Tip Origin: Peter Berryman

See Also: Use juxtaposition.

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