> Sara Trevisan wrote:
> Hey Fran --
> Thanks for the challenge -- it's nice to have some fun every now and then.
> One peculiarity I noticed. I'd never heard of this Mr Peake, but he must be American, anyway. In fact, the rhyme tunes/moons works only for American English speakers. /t/ is a coronal and there's a different pronounciation in AE and BE for /t/ when it's located in front of /u/. In AE it's pronounced /tu/, whereas in BE the pronounciation is /tju/. So, in the USA /tuns/ is a rhyme to /muns/; in UK, /tjuns/ is not.
> I mean, it's unbelievable all the stuff a poet must take into consideration before writing a rhyming pattern.
Usually good rhymes work even when pronunciation changes and they are no
Here Thou Great _Anna_! whom three Realms obey,
Dost sometimes Counsel take -- and sometimes _Tea_.