Poets use rhyme and rhythm
alliteration and assonance
to spout their evocative terms to
attain a disturbing impact on
those willing to listen.
To create these effects they also
exploit the meanings of words with
the way they speak their terms.
Other skills they use is to act upon the
stage as though what they espouse will
change the world, or at least opinions.
Language spilling from the poet’s mouth
sometimes sets passions aflame and may
cause offense to a demented mind
if the spilled out words cause a transgression to a
person like King Henry the 8th who’d think those terms
were directed at him/her or someone they loved.
The poet may discover his alliteration meant that
he’d have to pay for his mistake with a deflated
ego and lost pride,
but he discovers It can get worse than that. The
poet may wake up to find he’s missing his head
or other body parts because of those chilling words
he used for rhythm and rhyme without thinking what
alliteration or assonance meant to a frenzied mind that
believed every word the poet said.