If you think it portends invalidation
Of sonnet form to have no variation
In rhyme, you should prepare for consternation:
I suffer from an “ation” word fixation.
Is rhyming A and B a violation
Of scheme, or is is it owed appreciation
As virtuosic rhyming demonstration,
Or as a means to build anticipation?
I have such fun with verbal ostentation,
Which well befits my writing reputation,
And listing words that cause stultification
Helps me avoid them in communication.
So please forgive this brief pontification
Against the creep of nominalization.
Inspiration: Zombie Nouns by Helen Sword.