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When writing a poem, can you start with rhyming but stop

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When writing a poem, can you start with rhyming but stop towards the end? I'm writing a poem and the main character's love interest dies towards the end of the poem. Can you write in rhymes until she dies and then stop, showing that the main character is no longer feeling the freedom they felt with her? If not, can I rhyme but leave the last sentence without rhyming? Thank you.
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Hello and thank you for your patience. This is certainly an interesting method you are proposing. As far as "can you" ... there is nothing that says you cannot. If you are looking for a name to this unusual approach in terms of rhyme schemes, there is no name for this. On the other hand, the idea is creative, and not really a concern for proper rhyming. It injects a type of personification to the non-rhyming parts of the poem as you emphasize an emotion to the main character by using a non-rhyming scheme.

Also, the idea of leaving the last sentence un-rhymed is certainly a strategy that serves the purpose of an emphatic ending.

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