And I am not Keats (which does not rhyme with Yeats)

from Mayor Michael Bloomberg – Artistic Freedom on Rap Genius

Meaning

Continuing to contrast himself from prominent poets…however, in this one, he is also telling us that while on paper, Keats and Yeats do indeed rhyme, if reciting, each have a different English pronunciation:

Keats (like keets, rhymes with sheets):

While

Yeats (yay-tz, rhymes with gates) :

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