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Daemon
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doggerel

(noun) Crudely or irregularly fashioned verse, often of a humorous or burlesque nature.

Synonyms: jingle

Usage: I want the man I love and honor to be something finer and higher than a perpetrator of jokes and doggerel.
MaryWilbur
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Doggerel - an "easy kind of verse, in jerking cloddish rhythm. Often its rhyme words clunk with obviousness, and its meter rides roughshod coming down hard on stressed words. For example: 'I think that I shall never see / A poem as lovely as a tree.' (Joyce Kilmer)" This quote is taken from "A New Handbook of Literary Terms" by David Mikics. However, Mikics also states that "doggerel has its own rules and can rise to impressive artfulness. John Skelton, the fifteenth-century English poet, was a genius of doggerel. Samuel Butler, author of the influential mock epic 'Hudibras' (1663-78), also used the energy of doggerel with adeptness (as do current performers of hip-hop and rap music)." Thus it appears that doggerel can be an effective means of poetic expression, at least in Mikics opinion. Speaking for myself, I don't care for its mind numbing rhyme.
Milica Boghunovich
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doggerel
(noun) Crudely or irregularly fashioned verse, often of a humorous or burlesque nature.
Synonyms: jingle
Usage: I want the man I love and honor to be something finer and higher than a perpetrator of jokes and doggerel.

Applause Perfect usage!
monamagda
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We're not sure why poor dogs always seem to get used to describe something really dreadful, but it's the case with doggerel — meaning irregularly rhyming, really bad poetry, usually comic in tone and fit only for dogs.


Sometimes doggerel has a non-critical meaning: plenty of popular comic poets (like Lewis Carroll or any limerick inventor) had no aim to make great art, just great light verse, and they succeeded brilliantly. They were masters of doggerel. But pity the earnest highbrow poet like the immortal Scotsman William McGonagall whose doggerel was so bad his audience frequently pelted him with eggs and rotting vegetables. Now his poetry was only fit for the dogs.

http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/doggerel
striker
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i like ky jingle in a festive way
Omar Mariani
Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2015 1:01:17 PM

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DOGGEREL

poetry or verse that is silly or poorly written

the second verse deteriorates into doggerel

comic verse, usually irregular

a doggerel rhythm

nonsense, drivel

Etymology: 14th Century dogerel worthless
Mehrdad77
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Not poetry but doggerel verse.
Dr WWWW
Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2015 6:16:14 PM

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Ogden Nash was a master:

-Candy
- is dandy;
-- but,
- liquor
-is quicker.

(for Valentine's day?)
Irma Crespo
Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:02:52 PM

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ROGET´S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS DOGGEREL 588. INELEGANCE ADJS. 2. inelegant, graceless, ungraceful; tasteless, in bad taste, offensive to ears polite; incorrect, improper; indecorous, unseemly, uncourtly, undignified, unpolished, unrefined; impure, unclassical; vulgar, barbarous, uncouth, low, gross, coarse, harsh, rude, crude, outlandish; doggerel, mongrel; cacographic(al). The poem read by the English profesor was instead, doggerel verse.
Fredric-frank Myers
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When the x-president Bush spoke it was always with a DOGGEREL effect.
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