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Luker4
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 6:59:12 AM

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Thanks ;)

having fun is the aim of this game

I didn't know of the "bier" word, that's an exotic bird

Applause

If you feel a rhyme coming your way, don't sit on it, but say.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 6:59:36 PM

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Hello Loran, take your time - just write a sentence with a rhyme.

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Audiendus
Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 7:51:24 AM
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When the likes of me were tyros, we wrote down our ideas with biros. These days we make no apology for using the latest technology.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 11:24:06 AM

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I have no problem with the rhyme
- I seem to do it all the time.

I only have one problem here
- I can never get the right number of syllables for the last line and the rhythm gets messed up and it sounds queer.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Luker4
Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 12:31:24 PM

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Applause

Good old game, but nobody came in the adjacent past, this thread really was deep in the dust.
Audiendus
Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 9:48:19 AM
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You don't have to write like Shelley or Keats, or emulate Shakespeare's verbal feats.
We don't expect non-Anglophones or striplings to write polished poetry like Kipling's.
You don't need the wit of a Jonathan Swift; just think of some rhymes – you get my drift?
Alice M Toaster
Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 1:29:14 PM

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I really quite envy the likes of you who are able to rhyme a word or two.

"I gotta go, Julia. We got cows."
Audiendus
Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:48:58 AM
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The English language is rich in rhyme, so this game can be played time after time.
Lines that are single produce a quick jingle.
Rhyming couplets are double – they give poets more trouble.
In the case of the villanelle, the rhyme repetition is hell.
pitulush
Posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 6:17:45 PM

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If you're hoping to amuse others with your so-called "muse", by all means, come back, and please, write some more with your great ease!

P.S. In your Shakespearean tongue, does this rhyme or is it wrong?


Schlook Inside
Posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 7:41:02 PM

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He drank like the Polish,rhymed like the Irish,he was just someone's fetish.

“The lion doesn’t turn around when the small dog barks.” – African Proverb.
Audiendus
Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2014 6:25:45 PM
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Some people always think in prose – they have no verse to ease their woes.
But those whom poetry inspires have all the balm their pain requires.
Audiendus
Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2015 7:17:52 PM
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With words that rhyme on the antepenultimate syllable, a sheet of paper is easily fillable.
With words more complex prosodically, rhyme lists must be compiled more methodically.
Luker4
Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2015 7:03:09 AM

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I wish more people played this intruiging, little game,
It's fun, not something done for money or fame.



Audiendus
Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:45:15 AM
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If you don't speak English like a native, you may think it harder to be creative
In a thread like this, where verbal facility helps writers show off their wit and agility.
But if your vocabulary's quite meagre, you can still join in if you're smart and eager.
Just write simple lines about basic stuff – as long as they rhyme it'll be enough.
Xdumper
Posted: Sunday, February 1, 2015 8:37:22 AM

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Minding your own business
is making your own happiness
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, February 1, 2015 9:25:28 AM

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Denix wrote:
Minding your own business
is making your own happiness

But digging into others' lives
is the thing on which the snoopy one thrives.

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
pitulush
Posted: Thursday, February 5, 2015 7:28:26 PM

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Snoopy is a dog, from what I know he thrives on bones, if you throw him one he never moans.
Abyss
Posted: Thursday, February 5, 2015 8:10:56 PM

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Going back through all these old posts
Has me amazed and reading with joy
I keep thinking, "who are these old ghosts"
They can't be that good, acting so coy.

They pull off a rhyme like a kid with string cheese
Here I sit, scratching my head drinking beer
Their words swirl about you know they'll succeed
Here's my attempt old ghosts, please don't jeer.

♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, February 6, 2015 1:33:12 AM

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"Old ghosts" you say. I'll have you know,
I'm only ninety-four (or so).


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
tootsie
Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015 11:44:17 AM

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Born in ninety-four?, she laughs
I was never very good at maths

or math, as they say overseas
Can someone help me out here please?






I'm not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost. Winnie-the-Pooh
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015 12:21:31 PM

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You emoticon turning has got my eyes burning

I remember, therefore I am.
Abyss
Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2015 2:17:32 PM

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Your eyes are burning while Toots in distress
Words can be different as some do transgress
We'll toast with champagne and hope for the best
Put out your fire and check out her dress!


♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫
Luker4
Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2015 4:09:45 PM

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Applause


Audiendus
Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015 6:20:33 PM
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The famous poets of the past
Wrote works that were designed to last,
But versifiers on the Net
Post copious lines we soon forget.
Their line-breaks render virtual prose
Artistic-looking, I suppose,
But do they rival Keats or Shelley
Or the Bard? Not on your Nellie!
tootsie
Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 4:43:53 PM

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I beg to differentiate, good things will come to he who waits



I'm not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost. Winnie-the-Pooh
Luker4
Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 12:12:09 PM

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I am tired like hell
the pay, however ain't so well
Audiendus
Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015 4:56:29 PM
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tootsie wrote:
I beg to differentiate, good things will come to he who waits

I hope my pedantry's not out of place,
but "he" should be in the objective case.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015 6:16:18 PM

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Yes, lets be objective about this -
Should that word be he, him or his?


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Luker4
Posted: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 4:26:02 PM

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I am sitting on toilet (Whistle ) thinking hard,
what is the purpose, which is my lucky card,
I don't like sneezing,
but it's horribly freezing.
I might be a little ill,
but soon I'll be climbing a hill.
Sorry for my dark sense of humour
I wouldn't want this to become a rumor.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 11:15:18 AM

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Luke composing on the loo,
maybe that's the best place.
I think I'll try it at the zoo,
or while running in the 5k race.

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Audiendus
Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 7:51:09 PM
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The thing that most bedevils
The teaching of English at lower levels
Is the attitude of the modern grammarian,
Who is determinedly contrarian
And rejects without apology
Much traditional terminology.
Students desperate for passes
Learn about the old word classes,
Just as you and I at school
Studied each well-established rule.
The instructors at college teach
The familiar parts of speech,
With adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions
Having clearly distinguished functions.
Then some brave new radical voice
Speaks up to announce its choice
Whereby it shall be the norm
To classify words according to their form,
So that the term 'preposition'
Shall have a much wider definition.
But if one wants to help the ordinary student,
I think such revisions are highly imprudent.
Audiendus
Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 5:24:50 PM
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The present perfect (simple and progressive)
Makes diligent students somewhat obsessive.
The difficulty of choosing the right form seems infernal;
The rules are too complex to be pared to a kernel.
As can be seen in any comprehensive grammar,
To crack such a nut requires a sledgehammer.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, April 12, 2015 11:20:42 AM

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The use of tenses makes me tense.
If I think too much, it makes no sense.
Progressive, simple, perfect, past,
the choice requires a massive cast
of scholars, I feel so dense.

Maybe we should speak Chinese,
and say our sentences like these:
"I go yesterday", "I go today"
"I go tomorrow", What you say?
Would even this our students please?


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Audiendus
Posted: Thursday, June 4, 2015 8:50:44 PM
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The England–New Zealand cricket series
has left the selectors with many queries.
The England team played well in patches,
but not well enough to win both matches.
In the first Test,
they performed at their best;
they left Lord's
with many rewards.
Their scoring was often extremely fast,
and people said their improvement was vast.
But in the game at Headingley,
they played New Zealand's bowlers dreadingly,
and their own quicks
were hit for many a six.
The grizzled old Yorkshiremen who remember Trueman
made snide remarks, but they're only human.
They drooled in their beer
and said "Ee, this is queer".
Our team as a whole is so inconsistent,
their prospect of dominance seems very distant.
All those assistants and paraphernalia
won't be of much use when they play Australia.
Absurdicuss
Posted: Thursday, June 4, 2015 9:41:30 PM

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This rhyming game is really quite clever.
However, I never once...no not even ever
thought that I'd partake in such a jovial spoof
of the venerable rhymings of one Dr. Seuss.


"Now" is the eternal present.
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