Friday, January 30, 2009

Where Aren't They Now: 62

Herb can't hear rhyme.

He's failed every English class he can remember-- not because Herb isn't smart, because he certainly is. He can spell, form sentences, work an idiom or a simile. He simply cannot hear rhyme.

People have tried to explain it to him in all different ways. Herb cannot grasp the concept. He has read Green Eggs and Ham a hundred times if he's read it once, and does not understand the draw to that book. He can sense the rhythm behind it, but when people attempt to explain how words like "fox" and "box" relate, he's lost.

You'd be surprised how often it comes up.

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