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Keeley: "Jamie's Tart Breaks Tartt's Heart."
Ted: Did you just come up with that?
Keeley: Yeah.
Ted: Everyone would read that.
Keeley: Of course they would! I mean, you have no idea, the power of rhyming in this goddamn country.

Rhymes are catchy and memorable, so if a creator wants to publish a work that stands out among its contemporary releases, giving it a title with rhyming words or phrases could help. Even better, the English language has plenty of rhyming terms and phrases (e.g. Dream Team, Helter Skelter, Hocus Pocus, etc.) that creators can use without having to come up with their own jingle.

Frequently overlap with Rhyming Names or Rhyme Theme Naming, especially with works that use (Multi) Character Title, and may feature numerous people speaking Rhymes on a Dime, especially if it happens during a Rhyming Episode.

May or may not be a part of an Idiosyncratic Episode Naming. Compare and contrast Alliterative Title, in which the words begins with similar phonetic sounds. "Double, Double" Title may result when both this trope and the latter are used in conjunction.

Some of these appear often enough that they could be considered Stock Rhymes (watch how many times "Zero to Hero" and "Double Trouble" show up in the examples, among others).

For an index of trope titles that rhyme, see Sublime Rhyme.


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    Anime & Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • Several stories in the Archie Comics collections have rhyming titles.
    • Almost every volume in the classic Archie library would feature several short, 4-panel strips called "Gag Bag".
    • "A Date With Fate" is about Archie and Betty deciding to cancel their routine date to invoke "absence makes the heart go fonder", only to keep running to each other as they try to do their own business.
    • A shorter strip called "Late Fate" is about Archie getting late for everything he tries to do.
  • In Calvin and Hobbes, Calvin's favourite bedtime story is titled: "Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooie".
  • DC Thomson really likes this trope.
    • The Beano has "Dennis the Menace (UK)", "Pansy Potter, the Strongman's Daughter", "Roger the Dodger", "Tricky Dicky" and "Little Plum" (which used to be subtitled: "Your Redskin Chum"). Defunct strips include "Contrary Mary", "Handy Sandy", "Wavy Davey and his Navy", "Jenny Penny", "Alf Witt the Ancient Brit", "Daniel the Spaniel", and "Even Steven".
    • The Dandy had "Beryl the Peril", "Cocky-Sue the Cockatoo", "Wily Smiley", "Robbie the Bobby", "Jammy Mr Sammy", "Dave the Brave", "Billy Green and his Sister Jean", "Fiddle O'Diddle", "Vain Wayne", "Fu Schnicken Kung-Fu Chicken", and "Rocky Roller Pest Controller".
  • Disney Ducks Comic Universe
    • One comic is titled Voodoo Hoodoo, and it features antagonists with Rhyming Names, i.e. Bombie the Zombie, who is conjured by Foola Zoola the witch doctor.
    • "Rootin' Tootin' Duck", where Donald tries to earn money by working as a clown messenger who delivers messages in rhymes.
  • A UK comic book based on Sonic the Hedgehog is titled Sonic the Comic.

    Fan Works 

    Films — Animation 

    Films — Live-Action 


    Live-Action TV 


  • "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"
  • "Georgie Porgie"
  • "Humpty Dumpty"
  • "Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater"
  • "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary"
  • "Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross"

    Tabletop Games 

    Video Games 
  • Congo Bongo
  • From the Diner Dash series:
    • Diner Dash 3: Flo on the Go
    • The fourth game's expansion pack is called "Seasonal Snack Pack"
    • Cooking Dash 3 Thrills and Spills
  • Donkey Kong Country games tend to use this for the few levels whose names aren't alliterative instead, such as "Sawmill Thrill" and "Blurry Flurry" from Tropical Freeze.
  • Herdy Gerdy
  • Later Alligator
  • Neopets has a mini-game called "Jubble Bubble"
  • Pajama Sam
    • Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When it's Dark Outside
    • Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning Aren't so Frightening
    • Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat From Your Head To Your Feet
    • Pajama Sam: Life is Rough When You Lose Your Stuff!
    • Pajama Sam: Games to Play on Any Day
  • 2000 Interactive Fiction game Pantheon, Party On.
  • Andrew Schultz has multiple Interactive Fiction games revolving around rhymes: Very Vile Fairy File, Quite Queer Night Near, and Low-Key Learny Jokey Journey.
  • Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea counts as this in its original Japanese title (Oounabara to Wadanohara).

    Web Animation 

  • Omoriboy: The comic's alternate title is Omori Hikikomori. A short comic was later made for it titled Omori's Story.
  • Many PHD strips have rhyming titles, such as "What is... a Thesis?" and "Webcam Labcam". Quite fitting, considering that a lot of the series' jokes (aside from poking fun at academia) involves using Rhymes on a Dime as punchline.

    Web Video 
  • Jim Cant Swim, more commonly known as simply JSC, is a crime documentary channel that has nothing to do with swimming. The host/narrator isn't explicitly identified as "Jim" either, making this seem like a case where a rhyming name and word are randomly paired together to form a title.

    Western Animation