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This article aimed to study strategies of rhyme usage in sacred discourse in the northeastern region. The data used for the analysis were 400 texts of blessing chanting in Isan version. The results of the analysis revealed that Isan sacred discourse consisted of 3 strategies of rhyme usage: vowel rhyme, consonant rhyme and the tonal rhyme. The vowel rhyme was found in use of 2 patterns, namely, the vowel rhyme between the lines and the vowel rhyme within the lines. The vowel rhyme in the lines was found in use of 6 patterns and the consonant rhyme was found in use of 7 patterns, while the tonal rhyme was found in use of only one expression. Keywords : Sacred Discourses, Rhyme, Northeastern Region
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