Today like yesterday
Tomorrow like today;
The drip, drip, drip,
Of monotony
Is wearing my life away;
Today like yesterday,
Tomorrow like today.

-Langston Hughes

Mo*not"o*ny (?), n. [Gr. : cf. F. monotonie. See Monotonius.]

1.

A frequent recurrence of the same tone or sound, producing a dull uniformity; absence of variety, as in speaking or singing.

2.

Any irksome sameness, or want of variety.

At sea, everything that breaks the monotony of the surrounding expanse attracts attention. W. Irving.

 

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