Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Rhyming couplets

Write pairs of phrases that rhyme and have a similar rhythm for the following words:
dream
beg
pest
grieve
cute
mess
vampire
scream
Okay, what you're actually writing are rhyming couplets! Like many of Ogden Nash's poems:

In the world of mules,
There are no rules.

-oOo-

Here's a verse about rabbits,
that doesn't mention their habits.

..::..

Many an infant that screams like a calliiope
Could be soothed by a little attention to its diope

-oOo-

Parsley
Is gharsley.

..::..

God in His wisdom made the fly
And then forgot to tell us why.

-oOo-

The cow is of the bovine ilk;
One end is moo, the other, milk.

If you need help with rhymes try Rhymer and Rhymezone

If Rhymer gives you an overwhelming number of rhymes try choosing "Last syllable rhymes" or "Double rhymes" from the drop down menu. (Annoyingly, you need to type the word into the search box again.)

Rhymezone returns fewer rhymes (which can be a good thing!) but it offered no rhymes for vampire, nor, when I realized it also rhymed, for empire. It turned up stuff for expire but *I* shouldn't be the one coming up with the rhymes!
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