When youre lying awake with a dismal headache and repose is tabooed by anxiety

When youre lying awake with a dismal headache and

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When you’re lying awake with a dismal headache, and repose is tabooed by anxiety, I conceive you may use any language you choose to indulge in without impropriety, For your brain is on fire—the bedclothes conspire of usual slumber to plunder you, First your counterpane goes and uncovers your toes, then your sheet slips demurely from under you. Then the blanketing tickles—you feel like mixed pickles—so terribly sharp is the pricking— And you’re hot and you’re cross and you tumble and toss till there’s nothing ’twixt you and the ticking. A A B B C From “The Nightmare Song” - W.S. Gilbert When you’re lying awake with a dismal headache, and repose is tabooed by anxiety, I conceive you may use any language you choose to indulge in without impropriety, For your brain is on fire—the bedclothes conspire of usual slumber to plunder you, First your counterpane goes and uncovers your toes, then your sheet slips demurely from under you. Then the blanketing tickles—you feel like mixed pickles—so terribly sharp is the pricking— And you’re hot and you’re cross and you tumble and toss till there’s nothing ’twixt you and the ticking. A A B B C C What is one effect of the rhymes and rhyme scheme? What is one effect of the rhymes and rhyme scheme?
What is one effect of the rhymes and rhyme scheme? What is one effect of the rhymes and rhyme scheme?
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