The Complete Rhyming Dictionary: Including the Poet's Craftbook

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This simple-to-use, exceptionally complete reference work has been updated, expanded and redesigned to meet the needs of today's most demanding wordsmiths. Included here are over 10,000 new entries—over 60,000 in all, sight, vowel, consonant, and one-, two-, and three-syllable rhymes.

A classic on the Doubleday backlist for more than 50 years, this rhyming dictionary has been completely revised and updated to become the most comprehensive guide available for poets, ...

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Overview

This simple-to-use, exceptionally complete reference work has been updated, expanded and redesigned to meet the needs of today's most demanding wordsmiths. Included here are over 10,000 new entries—over 60,000 in all, sight, vowel, consonant, and one-, two-, and three-syllable rhymes.

A classic on the Doubleday backlist for more than 50 years, this rhyming dictionary has been completely revised and updated to become the most comprehensive guide available for poets, lyricists, copywriters and language buffs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440212058
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/1992
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 126,777
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.88 (h) x 1.16 (d)

Table of Contents

The Poet's Craft Book
I. Poetry and Versification 3
Poetry and Verse 3
Poetry in Human Affairs 4
The Poet's Equipment 5
Poetic Greatness 5
How Poems Come 6
Originality in Poetry 7
II. The Technique of Versification: Rhythm 9
Accent and Rhythm 9
Meter and Metric Feet 11
Iambic Verse 13
Trochaic Verse 16
Anapestic Verse 18
Dactylic Verse 19
Variations in Metric Verse 20
Accent Pattern Instead of Metric 22
Blank Verse and Free Verse 23
Line Length in Verse 25
Important Classical Terms for Poetic Devices 26
III. The Technique of Versification: Rhyme 29
Correct and Incorrect Rhyme 29
Function and Types of Rhyme 33
Undesirable Rhymes 36
Alliteration 37
Assonance 38
Consonance 38
Your Mental Rhyming Dictionary 40
IV. Stanza Patterns 44
The Couplet 44
The Triplet or Tercet 45
The Quatrain 46
Stanzas of More Than Four Lines 48
Certain Other Stanzas 50
Sapphics and Other Classic Forms 53
Indentation 56
V. Divisions of Poetry 59
Narrative Poetry: Epic, Metrical Romance, Tale, Ballad 59
Dramatic Poetry 62
Lyric Poetry: Ode, Elegy, Pastoral 62
The Simple Lyric: The Song 64
The Sonnet 65
VI. The French Forms, Light and Humorous Verse 70
Formal and Light Verse 70
Rules of the Fixed Verse Forms 72
The Ballade Family 72
Chain Verse 79
The Kyrielle 80
The Pantoum 80
The Triolet 81
The Rondel, Rondeau and Roundel Family 83
The Sestina 89
The Villanelle 92
The Lai and the Virelai 93
The Limerick 95
Little Willies 98
Light Verse in English 99
VII. Poetry and Technique 103
The Vocabulary of Poetry 103
On Translating Poetry 108
Exercises in Versification 111
VIII. The Complete Rhyming Dictionary 112
What Rhyme Is 112
The Vowel Sounds 112
The Consonant Sounds 114
Sound Does Not Depend on Spelling 115
This Dictionary Makes Consonance Accurate 116
The Dictionary of Rhyming Words
I. Monosyllables and Words Accented on the Last Syllable: Masculine Rhymes: Single Rhymes 121
Accented Vowel A Sounds 121
Accented Vowel E Sounds 164
Accented Vowel I Sounds 209
Accented Vowel O Sounds 247
Accented Vowel U Sounds 280
II. Words Accented on the Syllable Before the Last: Penults; Feminine Rhymes; Double Rhymes 307
Accented Vowel A Sounds 307
Accented Vowel E Sounds 400
Accented Vowel I Sounds 456
Accented Vowel O Sounds 514
Accented Vowel U Sounds 571
III. Words Accented on the Third Syllable from the End: Antepenults; Triple Rhymes 620
Accented Vowel A Sounds 620
Accented Vowel E Sounds 639
Accented Vowel I Sounds 655
Accented Vowel O Sounds 674
Accented Vowel U Sounds 696
Sources 705
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  • Posted October 31, 2012

    Walk & Rhyme Reference

    This is a small enough book to carry around and refer to when inspiration strikes, which it often does on a walk or hike. I have noticed a few misspellings but it is a valuable tool just the same.

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