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The Sunday Songwriters club is a stretching exercise for your mind. Arpeggios for the brain cells, so to speak. After all, writing is like playing - to get better, you have to practice.

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Postby Nick » February 5th, 2012, 6:26 pm

This week we are going to work on internal rhyme in an ode to your favorite sports team, player or event.

What is internal rhyme? Uhh, it's where you rhyme internally, you know, inside the line instead of at the end...like in this Taylor Swift song.

I'm alone, on my own, and that's all I know
I'll be strong, I'll be wrong, oh but life goes on
I'm just a girl, trying to find a place in
This world

Okay, okay, so I just googled internal rhyme to find an example. I haven't heard that song either. Since this is an exercise, let's go heavy on the internal rhyme for this song.

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Postby dhodge » February 5th, 2012, 9:43 pm

Other examples with lots of internal rhymes:

"Jambalaya" (Hank Williams)

"Blinded by the Light" (Springsteen)

"Octopus' Garden" (Beatles)

"Like a Rolling Stone" (Dylan)

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Postby andygetch » February 6th, 2012, 6:25 pm

This will be fun :!:

More examples
"Give Peace a Chance" - John Lennon
"Sam Stone", "You Got Gold" - John Prine
"Chelsea Hotel #2" - Leonard Cohen
"Where the Water and the Sky Meet" - Patchouli
"50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" - Paul Simon
"Pump It Up" - Elvis Costello
"Rapture" - Blondie

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