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Rhymes with Silver and Orange

I'm looking for a poem that uses a play on words to find rhymes for both silver and orange, I believe within the same poem. For example, I think the use of "door-hinge" is used to rhyme with orange. I can find a bunch of poems out there that play with "unrhymable" language in this way, but I thought there was a shorter, catchy one that took on silver and orange in one verse. Maybe five lines or so, maybe a limerick? Sound familiar?
posted by SpacemanStix on Oct 11, 2016 - 10 answers

Jewish (?) rhyme about matrilinearity

Trying to remember a little rhyme I heard a while ago about matrilinearity. [more inside]
posted by Promethea on Apr 19, 2016 - 3 answers

Rhymes in that ol' 5A, 5A, 7B; 5C, 5C, 7B structure

What poems follow the rhyming scheme and syllable pattern shared by The Cremation of Sam McGee, Rocky Raccoon and the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Nov 4, 2015 - 8 answers

State of the Art in Computer-Generated Poetry

Hello my merry minions! I would like to write some software that writes some poems, sort of like this guy did. Could you point me to some examples of existing procedural poetry generators so that I can build off of them? Bonus points if there's source code or a description of the techniques they used. Thanks so much!
posted by zscore on Apr 7, 2014 - 5 answers

Help me sing a Dutch nursery rhyme to my daughter

My dad (who was Dutch) used to sing two nursery rhyme/children's songs to us and the grandchildren of my family. He passed away a few years ago and I'd like to sing it to my daughter but I have no idea how to spell (or even really pronouce the song title). Can you help me google it? [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on Mar 25, 2014 - 8 answers

Rhyme and Meter

Is there an article or section from a book that specifically deals with poetry's rhyme and meter? [more inside]
posted by slowlikemolasses on Apr 26, 2013 - 13 answers

What's the name of the sonnet form that looks like it rhymes, but doesn't rhyme when spoken aloud?

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 - 15 answers

Books that are fun to read out loud

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 - 16 answers


What rhymes with 'fall'? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Dec 13, 2011 - 46 answers

What is the poetry term for a type of rhyme?

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 - 9 answers

Baby Rhyme Translation

Can anyone translate this baby game rhyme? It's possibly German or Polish. [more inside]
posted by Toothless Willy on Jul 6, 2011 - 10 answers

... whose axe was so light he could chuck it...

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 - 64 answers

Dr. Seuss's rhyme, perfect every time?

Did Dr. Seuss use half-rhymes? [more inside]
posted by lore on Jan 2, 2011 - 16 answers

Where can I find interesting versions of traditional children nursery rhymes/folk songs?

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 - 11 answers

The system may have got you but it won't get me

"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 - 5 answers

song for Chloe

Help us sing a song to our Beagle, Chloe. [more inside]
posted by mamessner on Jun 19, 2009 - 22 answers

Are there any multilingual rhyming dictionaries?

Are there any multilingual rhyming dictionaries?
posted by Mummy of a Lady Named Jemutesonekh on Jun 7, 2009 - 2 answers

Name that (Danish) tune!

[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 - 5 answers

Seeking books where history rhymes

Looking for books comparing and contrasting history as it rhymes but doesn't repeat. [more inside]
posted by IndigoJones on Nov 9, 2008 - 0 answers

Orange you gonna find a rhyme for that?

Help me find songs that use THE SAME WORD to make a "rhyme". [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 20, 2008 - 66 answers

Need a clever ending to a German song

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 - 8 answers

And they're coming to the chorus now...

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 - 5 answers

Origins of traditional nursery rhymes

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 - 4 answers

Does anyone recognize this folding rhyme scheme?

Does anyone recognize this rhyme scheme? [more inside]
posted by Iridic on Oct 3, 2006 - 6 answers

Help me play songs for children

Help me to find guitar tabs/chords for childrens songs. [more inside]
posted by djstig on Sep 5, 2006 - 7 answers

Who first rapped "my name is __ and I'm here to say..."

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 - 15 answers

Do you know the name of this children's book?

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 - 7 answers

History of Poetry

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 - 15 answers

William Blake


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 - 30 answers

Nursery Rhyme Question

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 - 5 answers

Does sign language have anything like a rhyme?

Does the concept of "rhyme" exist in sign language? [more inside]
posted by freebird on Apr 30, 2004 - 9 answers

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