What's the name of the sonnet form that looks like it rhymes, but doesn't rhyme when read out loud? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on Jun 4, 2012 -
What are some books, appropriate for an approx. two-year-old, that have the same sort of rhythm and/or rhyming mechanism as The Night Before Christmas? [more inside]
posted by meggan
on Dec 23, 2011 -
Is there a word for a rhyme from *inside* one line to *inside* another line? Such as if the second word is line 1 is "car," and the second word in line 2 is "far"?
posted by maurreen
on Aug 17, 2011 -
Poems or songs where you anticipate the next rhyme to be a naughty word, but it isn't... is there a term for this kind of implied-but-denied rhyme scheme, and what are some more examples? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady
on Mar 3, 2011 -
Where can I find interesting versions (i.e. opera, acoustic, rock, etc.) of traditional children nursery rhymes/folk songs? Any language is fine. [more inside]
posted by ad4pt
on Apr 25, 2010 -
"Big A Little A bouncing B...." Help me find the original source for this childrens rhyme. [more inside]
posted by cazoo
on Jan 6, 2010 -
[Name-that-tune-Filter] Looking for the name and/or general translation of a Danish song my mother learned from friends as a child. [more inside]
posted by blueberry
on Feb 6, 2009 -
CornballFilter : I'm trying to change the words of an old German song to make a German girl laugh. (Look .... you are just going to have to trust me on this) Need help making it rhyme. [more inside]
posted by DirtyCreature
on Jun 18, 2007 -
DissectingArtFilter: I'd like to start to understand how certain (in my eyes, fantastic) lyrics are devised. Specifically, Stephen Malkmus's lyrics, as a part of Pavement. For instance, Gold Soundz
. I can pick out some slant rhymes, and certain other techniques but can't figure out how they work in the context of the entire piece. I know that melody plays a huge role in making the song what it is, but sort of focusing on the lyrics part - any words of wisdom. (and yes, I'm possibly writing lyrics for my band at some point)
posted by tmcw
on Jun 10, 2007 -
Folk/Childrens songs and similar traditional nursery rhymes or lullaby/melody/ditty, do we know where they originated? And why some cultures share them, and others do not.. [more inside]
posted by lundman
on Mar 19, 2007 -
In what rap song do we first hear this much-imitated lyric pattern?
"my name is ____ and i'm here to say...
[followed by a line that rhymes with 'say']"
Was there an actual sincere use of this rhyme by a hip-hop artist, or was this conceived of as a joke from the start?
It may be hard to have an answer for sure, but perhaps we can approach the origins by listing examples and dates for the examples.
One of the more ridiculous instances I've seen is the Sushi K rap in Snow Crash.
posted by k7lim
on Jul 16, 2006 -
I'm looking for a children's book that was a collection of rhymes, based on the alphabet and kids' names. [more inside]
posted by OhPuhLeez
on May 9, 2006 -
How did people learn how to write poetry back in the days when rhyme and meter were standard? [mi]
posted by nebulawindphone
on Feb 1, 2005 -
Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
How did Blake get away with this rhyme? [MI] [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic
on Dec 27, 2004 -
Jack and Jill went up a hill to fetch a pail of water. Up? Can that be right? Why would you put a well on top of a hill? Woudn't the water table be closer to the bottom of a hill? Just wondering...
posted by grateful
on May 10, 2004 -