Treasured tropes of verse are here,
and each new type supported
by choice examples from the past,
with every entry sorted.
With rhymes that are purple,
And structures that lurk, all
hidden in overlong stanzas;
When it's prose versus verses
Then follow the hearses.
For now, you're no longer in Kansas.
Perhaps you Marvell what's been Donne!
Perhaps Lewis Carroll-ing in the aisles.
Read Joyce! Speak Swift! The language Burns,
The Poe-faced and the Auden-ry.
New Frost. Old Hughes! The mind discerns
examples that had ought-to-be.
- Accidental Rhyme: A phrase rhymes unintentionally.
- Ironic Nursery Rhyme
- Lame Rhyme Dodge: Avoiding getting in trouble for saying something by claiming to have said something that rhymes with, or at least sounds similar to, what you really said.
- Least Rhymable Word: Someone struggles trying to find a rhyme for a word that has little or no rhyming words.
- Midword Rhyme
- Nursery Rhyme
- Painful Rhyme: A rhyme that sounds forced.
- Prophecies Rhyme All the Time
- Rhyme Theme Naming: Members of the same group are given rhyming names.
- Rhymes on a Dime: A character constantly speaks in rhyme.
- Rhyming Episode
- Rhyming Names
- Rhyming List
- Rhyming Title
- Rhyming with Itself: A word is lazily rhymed with itself.
- Stock Rhymes
- Sublime Rhyme (rhyming trope names)
- Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion: A poem or song avoids completing a rhyme where the word clearly expected is an obscenity.