Tuesday, April 21, 2020

You Better not Laugh...

The following is a stanza taken from Ogden Nash's poem, "The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus."  Which couplet is an example of forced rhyme?

a.  Another trick that tickled Jabez
    Was crying 'Boo' at little babies.

b.  He brushed his teeth, they said in town,
     Sideways instead of up and down.

c.  Yet people pardoned every sin,
     And viewed his antics with a grin,

d.  Till they were told by Jabez Dawes,
     'There isn't any Santa Claus!'

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A forced rhyme is much like it sounds - two words that do not rhyme with each other but sound close and are used as rhyming words.  
The correct answer is a!

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