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  Abstract 0291
  Zwicky, Arnold M. (1976), "Well, this Rock and Roll has got to stop. Junior's head is hard as a rock." Papers from the Regional Meetings, Chicago Linguistic Society, 1976, 12, 676-697.
  Studied are rhyming patterns from a collection of rock lyrics, primarily by Bob Dylan and the Beatles. It is argued that assonance plus some consonance does not adequately describe rock rhymes. In rock lyrics, rhyming principles include feature rhyme and subsequence rhyme, extended by compounding and linking. This differs from mere assonance through the lesser frequency of various imperfect rhymes and segments counting as rhyming. It is also argued that rock rhyming principles cannot be derived from the relationships between segments: perceptual similarity, production similarity, or frequency considerations.
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