Elvis Costello wrote a great song called “A Monster Went and Ate My Red 2” for Sesame Street. It’s a master class in committing to the rhyme vocabulary of the song as a means of prosodically supporting your themes.
Almost every line contains a rhyme for the key words in the title: ‘red’ and ‘two.’
As a secondary layer, Costello rhymes ‘count’ and ‘number’ throughout the song as well.
Anywhere from 1 to 4 of those four rhyme sounds appear in every line in the song except one. See color key below.
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