Why would I use two words that almost rhyme? Because I want the reader out of the box, on guard, so to speak, on their mental toes, ready for what comes next instead of expecting it. In rhymes, sometimes, you can almost write the next line before you read it. In slant rhyme, it slows the reader down, there’s suspense; a certain artistry, an unorthodox math involved where one plus one does not always equal two, but the answer is still relative. It also takes some of the attention away from the last word of each line and gives the writer the opportunity to use more tools, involve more words and paint a more detailed picture. Granted the piece I entered above probably makes no sense as far as an exact, one interpretation only meaning goes (like an exact rhyme), but hopefully it might illustrate the ills of a corporate distraction; a slanted meaning, for sure.
Yes, I think I’ve lost it