When, and why, was rhyme abandoned as a mechanism for controlling the economy of information within human literary prose?
Have we established a new cultural method of keeping literature concise, and poignant?
Because it's not economical, neither for the reader or, especially, the writer.
Unless we wanna take the Nietzschian route that information is only for those who can, by proving that they can obtain it by force of mind, handle it.
So what's the objective value of style relative to efficient communication of a measurable quantity of information?
Why would rhyme require concision?
It seems more likely that rhyme and concision were both hallmarks of a pre-literate society, when people needed to memorize narratives.
Maybe the new means of efficiently and concisely transmitting narratives is