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Rimes, being the cross-product of all the possible syllabic nuclei and codas, naturally offer far more possibilities for variation than assonances do, so that there are far more of them, with the result that, for instance, there are more than 80 rimes that occur only once in the database and more than 40 that occur only twice.
In solitary quiet, readers can hear sounds at their best, cherishing in the mouth all the possibilities of consonance and assonance, long vowel and short, as well as the dance of syntax which is rhythm.
Although there are assonances between projects, there is clearly no one-solution-suits-all formula.
They dance, the colors, they balance, each cradling proportions of the other, moving without notice, coming together gently, like love, like living is meant to be, a fragile beauty wrapped in warm light, cool breezes, each one eases across a rectangular sky, as close as the mouth to the eye, no translation, free speech, agile assonances sweep subtle melodies around vertical floors, in uniform ways geometry plays, stays like sweet memories of your only true love inside each frame, every unspoken word falls like a whisper, every thought calls you by name, as if, you are no longer, never were, strangers.
But complex ideas and assonances matter, too, and that is why I am loyal to my alphabet.
Over a period of thirty or forty minutes, what you get is an unaccompanied song, five or six minutes of fairly rhetorical speech - rhetorical in the sense of using poetic devices, a more rhythmic, more metric kind - not usually rhymed, but often using assonances and dissonances and alliteration, and other poetic and rhetorical devices in the tradition of preaching.