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« Reply #22: October 25, 2008, 01:15:43 pm »

Do you feel that spells should rhyme? 

I was wondering how others feel about rhyme and spells. I can see how rhyme would give a spell fluidity and life, but I personally rarely use rhyme.

I was reading (and thoroughly enjoying) a nice little book the other day, but I didn't care for the author's spells. They were just too cute sounding to me and I couldn't figure out why. Then I realized it was her rhyme style, which struck me more along the lines of old nursery rhymes. But I suppose nursery rhymes may have been more magically oriented in the first place.

So, I was wondering how rhyme figures into magical work. Exactly how important is rhyme?

Any thoughts?

This sort of goes with what I already said in a different thread about the "blessed be" thing.  I personally almost never make my spells rhyme because it just doesn't "fit me" personally and I also don't like the cuteness of the rhymes myself either.  However I think it mostly comes down to what several other people alluded to here.... it's sort of a magical "trigger".  It might be easier for some people to get into a "spellcasting mindset" if their spells rhyme or they wear a certain color everytime or listen to a certain relaxation cd or whatever the case.  Different things work for everyone, but I don't think technically it makes a spell any more or less effective to make it rhyme.

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