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Lamperoux
November 5th, 2010, 06:40 PM
could anyone give me tops as to rhyming?

Gumby
November 5th, 2010, 07:15 PM
Places like this link can help you to find rhymes. The rhyming word itself may suggest where your poem goes next, at times. I think rhyming is a skill that can be improved with practice and over time.


RhymeZone rhyming dictionary and thesaurus (http://www.rhymezone.com/)

Baron
November 5th, 2010, 07:19 PM
could anyone give me tops as to rhyming?

There's no better way to learn than to read a lot of published poetry by poets who use structured and rhyming forms. Reading analyses of these is helpful too. It's also a good idea to take various classical forms and experiment with them. Rhyming is the easy part, it's making the rhyme natural rather than forced that really makes the challenge.

Scarlett_156
November 5th, 2010, 07:59 PM
Take a series of mundane actions and write rhyming couplets about each one, ex--

I went to the store and bought some orange juice and some Black & Milds.

Woke up today, had to drink me some OJ;
Got to go down to the store, like I do almost every day.
Walkin barefoot on that gritty sidewalk, past the bar,
On to the 7-11, to get my juice and small cigars.

(No one's ever going to read it, it's just for practice, so who cares if it's stupid...?)

Checking an internet forum for new posts:

Ay de mio, the forum runs dry!
To the local library I must fly.

Giving the dog his food:

Excited, Bentley runs in rapid circles, then stops, and panting, shivering, stands;
But unfortunately he already succeeded in knocking his food dish from my hands.

Stuff like that.

Also, what the others said: Copy people you admire. (Don't rip them off, just copy them.)

I hope this was helpful.

Lamperoux
November 6th, 2010, 05:43 PM
thanks everyone.

Olly Buckle
November 6th, 2010, 07:14 PM
When it seems impossible to find a rhyme it is usually possible to alter the preceding line to give an alternative, eg.

He came with wire, a bag and an orange

Has little future, nothing rhymes with orange much. On the other hand

He came with an orange, a bag and some wire
or
He came with an orange some wire and a bag

Give you rhyming possibilities of gag, fire, stag, liar, wag, trier, drag, desire, slag, entire, hair drier
The list goes on and on ...

Lamperoux
November 6th, 2010, 10:23 PM
thanks. Now i'm a few stanzas into a rhyme.

jeffrey c mcmahan
May 9th, 2012, 02:38 AM
Rhyming, I never make an effort to rhyme, if it begins that's one thing, but to set out to make a rhyming poem seems, oh so purple.

aj47
May 10th, 2012, 03:15 AM
Rhyming is important in certain types of formal poetry and often in lyrics as well.

If you'd like, I'll share my notes from the lecture I had on rhyming.