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"That is something, a trick of the trade, that I actually do."

I recently suggested to a member a 'trick of the trade', to spend a few hours reading some highly lyrical prose and some highly metrical unrhymed poetry, to put me into a prosodic mindset then try again.

What 'tricks of the trade' do you use to find the right rhyming pattern, metric form, or other prosodic devices to fit a poem you are having difficulty shaping?

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