As I read examination papers from the November session, I see, that as always, students seem perennially challenged by spelling two important literary terms: RHYTHM and RHYME. I was curious to see if anyone on the web had come up with some mnemonic (memory) devices for these two troublemakers. And I found one for rhythm: “Rhythm makes your two hips move.” No question that’s it’s not dynamite, but it would probably work. For rhyme, I didn’t locate one, and maybe someone else has one. Maybe “Rhyme helps your mind entwine” since rhyme does actually provide entwining in a poem….and it does itself rhyme. Happy to have any of you come up with a better, but at the least you need to do something about the problem if you still can’t write them correctly.
April 16, 2021
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