Helpful Humpday

Posted: June 11, 2014 in Hump Day Help
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Hump Day

So, hopefully everyone enjoyed last week’s HumpDay Help, and has been making use of  The Phronontistery and delighting over the arcane and wondrous words there.  This weeks help, is not quite as extensive but definitely something that I’ve used time and again when I’m playing with rhyme and meter (neither of which I do well), is called  RhymeZone. What I love about the site, are its search settings.

Do you want a perfect match to your word? What if  there isn’t one?  Well then  RhymeZone can help you fool your audiences ear by getting a close match to the sound of the word. What if you want a word that rhymes with your word, but you want more it to have three syllables? RhymeZone’s search engine gives you that option too.  It will also search for synonyms, antonyms, and homophones.

It’s search engine doesn’t stop there though; it allows you to find out of Shakespeare used your word and tells you where, searches quotes for your word, checks the spelling of the word for you, and can even look for images of the word you’re working with.  It’s just an all in all amazing site and one you could spend hours and hours on, take it from me, and not get to the end of its usefulness.

So whether RhymeZone is an old friend, or a new discovery I hope that you go there this week and play with all the different things it can do. You never know when you might come up with your next huge idea.

Until next time Scribes,

Encourage one another!

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Comments
  1. Megan says:

    My current favorite cheated rhyme comes from Tom Petty’s “You Want it All” — “So keep one eye on the weather / You had it good, you want it better.”

    But of course the greatest rhyme of all time goes to Eminem for challenging “anybody who says there’s no rhyme for orange just hasn’t tried.” And proceeded to do a 30 second freestyle that included “orange” and “door hinge,” which I think was a revisit of his 2002 “Square Dance,” which included the line, “Set to blow college dorm room doors off their hinges / oranges, peach, pears, plums, syringes.” (Because the first and last words of a line had to rhyme.)

  2. Kathy says:

    What a wonderful find and thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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