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Why rhyming phrases are more persuasive

rhyming phrases rhyme convince plainly stated

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:08 PM

Want to convince someone of something? Make up a rhyme. They may think it's cutesy, but they'll still believe it more readily than if it were stated plainly. At least until they are asked to think about it a little.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:33 PM

Hmm, let us argue against it:
This rhyming scheme is just a dream, I'm against it, know what I mean?

Now, is anyone persuaded against it?

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:41 PM

very interesting!

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:28 PM

I was sitting in front of the Jeremiah,
a-warming me plates of meat,
when there came a knock at the Rory O’Moore,
that made me raspberry tart beat.

I opens the Rory and there stands,
me one an ‘tother called Ted,
‘E says “I’m back from Australia”,
I says “I thought you was brown bread!”

‘E looked at me with his one mince pie,
his Jem Mace had an evil grin,
I thought to meself  “He’s elephants trunk”,
I don’t dare let him in.

“It’s Ted or his pillar and post” I cried,
in a proper two and eight,
so I slammed the Rory O’Moore in his Jem,
and left im to his fate.

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:26 PM

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:51 AM

If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit!

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:49 PM

"Thats one small step for man, one giant leap for man kind"....

Errrm, maybe if it had of rhymed then more people might of believed it?

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