how to perfect a rhyme pattern like rakim on 18 the letter

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  1. makaveli21

    makaveli21 king of the world

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    18th letter the album has some of the best rhyme patterns ever

    a rhyme scheme is basically the pattern in how u rhyme your lines



    Just when things seemed the same,
    And the whole scene is lame
    I come and reign with the unexplained
    For the brains 'til things change
    They strain to slang sling, I'm trained to bring game
    History that I arranged been regained by King James

    this is a complex rhyme pattern because he is rhyming more then
    one syllable and rakim is alternating between 4 -7 syllables

    and he is rhyming with all the prominent syllables

    if u have a dictionary they show u what are the prominent syllables
    and what are not the prominent syllables

    and his syllable count is on point

    rule number 1 never rhyme with a non prominent syllable
    it will make your rhyme sound uneven

    and with your syllable count never rhyme more then two syllables
    off u can rhyme a 2 syllable with a 3 syllable rhyme
    but never a two syllable rhyme with a 4 syllable rhyme
    it will sound off

    if u have any questions just hit me on aim at juelzenclade20@aim.com


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  2. makaveli21

    makaveli21 king of the world

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    Go to practice, with tactics, when the track hits, theatrics
    Women that look like actress the status of Cleopatra's
    Stacks of mathematics took the ego-a-geatics
    As I find out, what the facts is, for geographic
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    yes, i will definitely use these tactics next time. I loved your rhyme example by the way.
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    'reign with the unexplained' and 'brains till things change'

    thats more than 2 syllables off

    Just pointing out theres no hard science to the art of rhyming
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  7. makaveli21

    makaveli21 king of the world

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    Part II - The Advanced Lesson
    Ok, so you’ve worked through the basic lesson and you
    want to take it further. The next thing we need to cover
    is the difference between prominent (or “stressed”)
    syllables and silent (or “unstressed”) syllables. It’s
    the same thing that your English teacher was teaching
    you when you did that Shakespeare lesson on iambic
    pentameter. In this case, we’re going to use it to figure
    out how to create long strings of quality multies that
    flow well. The general rule is this: you have to rhyme
    with the prominent syllables; you can ignore the silent
    ones.
    Prominent vs. Silent
    The basic idea is that when you speak or rap there
    are certain syllables that you stress or put emphasis
    on and certain syllables that you don’t. When
    analyzing poetry, you’d place an accent mark (/) over
    the prominent syllables and a dash (-) over the silent
    syllables.
    For example, say this out loud:
    Today is the first day of the rest of my life
    The meter (a map of which syllables are stressed and
    which are not) would be something like this:

    - / - - / / - - / - - /
    Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
    This is a typical example because often times “little”
    words (to, is, the, of) are silent. Obviously, when we’re
    talking about a silent syllable, we don’t mean literally
    silent. Silent just means it’s not prominent.
    The simplest way of figuring out which syllables are
    prominent and which are silent is just to say the line
    out loud and listen to what you pronounce strongly
    and what you don’t.
    Why Did I just Learn that?
    Because with multies it’s important to make sure
    you’re rhyming with all the prominent syllables. But
    you don’t have to rhyme with the silent syllables.
    For example, take this line:
    Behind my house is the most twisted of trees
    If I want to write a multi rhyme with “twisted of
    trees,” the first thing I need to do is figure out what is
    prominent and what isn’t. So I’ll map it out like this:
    - / - / - - / / - - /
    Behind my house is the most twisted of trees

    All I really have to pay attention to is the rhyming
    phrase, “twisted of trees.” As you can see, the
    prominent sounds are “twist” and “trees.” The silent
    sounds are “ed” and “of”. That means that when I’m
    writing my multi, I need to rhyme with “twist” and
    “trees”, but I don’t need to rhyme with the “ed” or the
    “of”.
    So these work:
    Mystical knee
    Listen to me
    Mess with the bees
    Then I just pick one and write a line to it:
    Behind my house is the most twisted of trees,
    I always ignore the birds, but I mess with the bees
    Even though “ed of” doesn’t rhyme with “with the”, it
    doesn’t matter because they’re unstressed syllables. The
    line still flows. Take another example from Eminem’s
    verse on D12’s “My Band”. He uses the line:
    / - /
    I just think you’re trying to steal the light from me
    In that line “light” and “me” are accented, but “from”
    isn’t. So he doesn’t worry about rhyming with “from,”
    just the other words. Like this:

    I just think you’re trying to steal the light from me,
    Yesterday Kuniver tried to pull a knife on me,
    ‘Cuz I told him Jessica Alba’s my wife to be
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  9. TheMarcusBLACK

    TheMarcusBLACK So Long Salvation..

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    If you actually appreciate this info you shouldn't be rapping..
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