- Pruning poem
A pruning poem is a
poemthat uses rhymes that are "prunings" of each other.
Each rhyme word is one letter shorter than the rhyme word before. Otherwise, they are the same word. While it is possible to write a pruning poem in
couplets or longer, it is most effective when the reader sees the pruning on the page. Thus, George Herbert, who conducted many formal experiments in verse, writes "Paradise" as a pruning poem.::What open force, or hidden charm::Can blast my fruit, or bring me harm::While the inclosure is thine arms?Pruning could be accomplished by cutting terminal as well as initial letters, but initial position pruning is the more common and noticeable.
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