Does anyone know?

I was in the shower this morning singing a tune, Old Man by Neil Young, and was thinking how song lyrics and verses have a lot in common with poetry. Then I started thinking about rhyming words, they are often a key element in both poetry and song.

Do all languages have rhyming words? If not, how has this affected their poetry and songs?

I would be interested in finding out if anyone knows

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  1. Graham says:

    Interesting question. I have no idea of the answer but I wouldn’t be surprised if it is yes. I was just thinking how I was pleasantly surprised as I have got a little familiar with Maori cultural aspects since moving to NZ to find out that singing ability is a highly regarded skill. That is a lovely thought. I suppose you may argue all cultures share this given the popularity of pop stars etc but it somehow feels different to me.

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