Created By: Evalana on November 4, 2011 Last Edited By: Evalana on March 4, 2012

Hurricane of Rhymes

To keep up the rhymes, random words are used

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Is there a term for when a song or poem keeps rhyming the same word over and over? Not Rhyming with Itself, but keeping the same rhyme scheme. Anyway, this trope, which Needs a Better Description badly, is when that happens, and to keep the song/poem going, just keeps adding words that rhyme, regardless of how they fit in with the rest of the lyrics.

For example, from The Addams Family The Musical, "Waiting":
Lose weighting
Ice skating
Anyway, help me flesh out this trope, or at least figure out how to describe it.
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  • November 4, 2011
    In The Drowsy Chaperone, "As We Stumble Along" features the Perfectly Cromulent Word "plumble" when the singer runs out of rhymes for "Stumble".
  • November 4, 2011
    The Producers (Musical): The climax of "The King of Broadway" is half this, half Rhyming With Itself.
    Max: There'll be gala opening nights again / You'll see my name in lights again / I'll go from dark to brights again / My spirits high as kites again / I'll never suffer slights again / I'll taste those sweet delights again / No plethora of plights again / No blossoming of blights again / No frantic fits or frights again / Fame is in my sights again / I'll take those fancy flights again / I'm gonna scare the heights again
  • November 4, 2011
    • The gigglepies of The Fairly Oddparents talk in rhyme unless put on the spot.
      Gigglepie: Don't be ridiculous! Stick with me and I'll show you some magic trick...ulous.

  • November 5, 2011
    • In "The 15 Most Baffling Boasts In Rap History", Cracked quotes this one from Kool Moe Dee. Nobody knows what it's supposed to mean or how many words actually exist in the pack. Behold.

      "I'm a rock them L's! Low life loser, life like luna, lacks a daisical, listless lunatic liver lifeless, living likeness, lusting longing lyrics like this, little league, lard larsonist liar, label ledger, left the leper liable, lull, lateral learning, laps language latent lurking, language, language, local logo, light laboring, limited local"

  • November 5, 2011
    ^ I suspect "luna, Tic" should be lunatic and "lia, bull" should be liable, personally.
  • November 5, 2011
    Probably, indeed. Not that it makes it any more comprehensible.
  • November 6, 2011
    • The Parking Ticket Song from the Musical Episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer -- especially the version on the soundtrack album, which has extra rhymes that aren't audible in the actual episode.
  • November 19, 2011
    Err, Bump?
  • March 2, 2012
    • The end of "How Bad Can I Be?" From The Lorax:
    All the customers are buying
    And the money's multiplying
    And the PR people are lying
    And the lawyers are denying
    Who cares if a few tree are dying?
    This is all so gratifying!
  • March 3, 2012
    • From Commentary The Musical, sung by Nathan Fillion:
      Look at his smallness
      compared to my tallness
      my porcelain doll-ness
      my port-in-a-squallness
      my kids-in-the-hallness
      my Pink-Floyd's "The-Wall"-ness
      my three parts of gaulness
      my just all-in-allness
      my wonderful me-ness
      my hammer the pe-ople can tell
      that I'm awfully swell...
  • March 4, 2012
    • In Tim Minchin's Anti Love Song 'Inflatable You' all of the verses are composed of three or four rhyming lines; at one point, he runs out of sensible rhymes and gets more ridiculous:
      You don't complain about my hair back
      No, or about the inches that downstairs I lack
      You're not disgusted by my hairy crack
      ...Burt Bacharach
      ...Jack Kerouac
  • March 4, 2012
    A kind of Sub Trope to Painful Rhyme, except not subjective like it. Also compare with Rhymes On A Dime.