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Thread #168571 Message #4072639
Posted By: Mr Red
21-Sep-20 - 04:03 AM
Thread Name: Phrasing and rhyming
Subject: RE: Phrasing and rhyming
"Long time I have been waiting for the coming of my dear"
a good example of poetical phrasing. Slightly archaic, enough to make it stand out. Maybe "Long time I have " was a more common phrasing when the lyric was put together.
Eye rhyme - I have heard it said that Richard Burbage, Bill Shakespeare's principle actor, was from the West Country and therefore the wound / found rhyme in Shakey's day in the parlance of Burbage would be a perfect rhyme. The found sounding more like "fooned" in a 17c accent. Ooh ar.