The Complete Rhyming Dictionary: Including the Poet's Craftbook

The Complete Rhyming Dictionary: Including the Poet's Craftbook

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The essential handbook for songwriters, poets, students, teachers, speechmakers, and members of the performing arts

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
• More rhymes than any other book
• Sight, vowel, consonant, and one-, two-, and three-syllable rhymes
• Proper names, slang, and scientific words
• Guide to techniques and forms of poetry

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440212058
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1992
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 720
Sales rank: 91,036
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.86(h) x 1.17(d)

About the Author

Clement Wood (1888–1950) was a highly acclaimed American poet, critic, and poetry teacher. His poem “The Glory Road” was made famous in a song by Lawrence Tibbett. His other writing includes The Craft of Poetry and Hunters of Heaven.

Table of Contents

The Poet's Craft Book
I.Poetry and Versification3
Poetry and Verse3
Poetry in Human Affairs4
The Poet's Equipment5
Poetic Greatness5
How Poems Come6
Originality in Poetry7
II.The Technique of Versification: Rhythm9
Accent and Rhythm9
Meter and Metric Feet11
Iambic Verse13
Trochaic Verse16
Anapestic Verse18
Dactylic Verse19
Variations in Metric Verse20
Accent Pattern Instead of Metric22
Blank Verse and Free Verse23
Line Length in Verse25
Important Classical Terms for Poetic Devices26
III.The Technique of Versification: Rhyme29
Correct and Incorrect Rhyme29
Function and Types of Rhyme33
Undesirable Rhymes36
Your Mental Rhyming Dictionary40
IV.Stanza Patterns44
The Couplet44
The Triplet or Tercet45
The Quatrain46
Stanzas of More Than Four Lines48
Certain Other Stanzas50
Sapphics and Other Classic Forms53
V.Divisions of Poetry59
Narrative Poetry: Epic, Metrical Romance, Tale, Ballad59
Dramatic Poetry62
Lyric Poetry: Ode, Elegy, Pastoral62
The Simple Lyric: The Song64
The Sonnet65
VI.The French Forms, Light and Humorous Verse70
Formal and Light Verse70
Rules of the Fixed Verse Forms72
The Ballade Family72
Chain Verse79
The Kyrielle80
The Pantoum80
The Triolet81
The Rondel, Rondeau and Roundel Family83
The Sestina89
The Villanelle92
The Lai and the Virelai93
The Limerick95
Little Willies98
Light Verse in English99
VII.Poetry and Technique103
The Vocabulary of Poetry103
On Translating Poetry108
Exercises in Versification111
VIII.The Complete Rhyming Dictionary112
What Rhyme Is112
The Vowel Sounds112
The Consonant Sounds114
Sound Does Not Depend on Spelling115
This Dictionary Makes Consonance Accurate116
The Dictionary of Rhyming Words
I.Monosyllables and Words Accented on the Last Syllable: Masculine Rhymes: Single Rhymes121
Accented Vowel A Sounds121
Accented Vowel E Sounds164
Accented Vowel I Sounds209
Accented Vowel O Sounds247
Accented Vowel U Sounds280
II.Words Accented on the Syllable Before the Last: Penults; Feminine Rhymes; Double Rhymes307
Accented Vowel A Sounds307
Accented Vowel E Sounds400
Accented Vowel I Sounds456
Accented Vowel O Sounds514
Accented Vowel U Sounds571
III.Words Accented on the Third Syllable from the End: Antepenults; Triple Rhymes620
Accented Vowel A Sounds620
Accented Vowel E Sounds639
Accented Vowel I Sounds655
Accented Vowel O Sounds674
Accented Vowel U Sounds696

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