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Previous work had concentrated more closely on assonances, of which there are relatively few (only 67, compared to the 483 rimes) and which are far more obviously coherent phonosemantically (RL81; Lawler, "Women, Men," "Style Stands").
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.
While this sort of organization passes normally without further comment, one might be somewhat at a loss to understand why Yorio Otaka's purely formal study, 'La Langue du Voyage de Charlemagne a Jerusalem et a Constantinople: assonances', should have been classed under the heading 'Chretiens et Sarrasins' rather than with the varia.
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.