Gjertrud Schnackenberg Writing Styles in Supernatural Love

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The poem is written in tercets, which are stanzas of three lines that contain a single rhyme. In other words, the endings of all three lines rhyme. In stanza 1, for example, “dictionary-stand,” “understand,” and “hand” all rhyme; in stanza 2, “lens,” “suspends,” and “bends” all rhyme; and so on. In some stanzas, the rhymes are approximate rather than exact, and these are known as off rhymes, near rhymes, or imperfect rhymes. Stanza 10, ending with “because,” “messages,” and “does,” is an example in which the vowel sounds are different in each word.

Stanza 11 contains an example of what is called eye rhyme, in which the endings of words are spelled the same and thus look as if they rhyme, but they are pronounced differently. These words are “move,” “love,” and “clove.” In stanza 15, all three lines end in the word “nail,” an example of what is called identical...

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