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Do you think that poetry has to rhyme in every line?

  1. profile image46
    DaColdestWinter09posted 8 years ago

    Do you think that poetry has to rhyme in every line?

  2. Marble Venus profile image56
    Marble Venusposted 8 years ago

    I do believe that rhyme is necessary to poems. Otherwise, it's just prose with a lot of line breaks. But I don't believe that couplets are the only way. I am a fan of, for example, rhyming every other line, or every third. It keeps the flow going without being too pushy.

  3. pendell2 profile image62
    pendell2posted 8 years ago

    A poem need not rhyme
    Every line, every time.
    Rhyme a line or two
    that's often enough to do
    Justice to yours and to mine.

  4. Escriba profile image53
    Escribaposted 7 years ago

    No, most definetely not!!!!
    Poetry simply needs a deeper meaning and substance; it needn't rhyme at all but it should have rhythm too it but keep it in mind that they are two completely different things. A poem that has no particular rhyming pattern is said to be written in free verse.