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If you look at the rhyme scheme in this poem, you will notice that except for the italicized teacher voice stanza, each odd line rhymes with its next even line. The line breaks, however, do not line up perfectly with the rhyme. It just seemed better to me this way, seemed like it made more sense. If you listen to the recording, you will see what I mean. The way I read the poem is the way that makes sense to my ear, something very important for poets and all writers to consider.
What do you like to play? What did you once play? Our play lives are important in so many ways, one of which is that they are storehouses of joyful writing ideas! I so wish that I could sit down with Melanie and some cocoa today, just to talk about this.
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