Sayings about Rhymes

Saying about Rhymes

I was promised on a time – to have reason for my rhyme; from that time unto this season, I received nor rhyme nor reason. ~ Edmund Spenser

There’s something so wonderful about writing in rhyme where it isn’t just the meaning of the words, it’s the music to the words and the shape and the sound. ~ Gary Ross

You want to know how to rhyme, then learn how to add. It’s mathematics. ~ Mos Def

This is what rhyme does. In a couplet, the first rhyme is like a question to which the second rhyme is an answer. The first rhyme leaves something in the air, some unanswered business. In most quatrains, space is created between the rhyme that poses the question and the rhyme that gives the answer – it is like a pleasure deferred. ~ James Fenton

It’s difficult to learn poems off by heart that don’t rhyme. ~ Seamus Heaney

Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter. ~ Victor Hugo

Evil is often supposed to be without rhyme or reason. ~ Terry Eagleton

Lyrics are very different. There is a clear line between that and a poem. Something that has been a source of great excitement and delight for me is this idea that I get to rhyme. ~ Joanna Newsom

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what’s going to happen next.~ Gilda Radner

Prayer and practice is good rhyme. ~ Scottish Proverb

Then read from the treasured volume the poem of thy choice, and lend to the rhyme of the poet the beauty of thy voice. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I’m tired of love; I’m still more tired of rhyme; but money gives me pleasure all the time. ~ Hilaire Belloc

For there is no heroic poem in the world but is at bottom a biography, the life of a man; also, it may be said, there is no life of a man, faithfully recorded, but is a heroic poem of its sort, rhymed or unrhymed. ~ Thomas Carlyle,

My favorite rhymes are sort of half-rhymes where you might just get the vowel sound the same, but it’s not really a true rhyme. That gives you far more flexibility to capture the feeling you’re trying to express. But sometimes it’s best not to have any rhyme. ~ Conor Oberst

You know, the music business is like the Lotto. Just put your numbers down and sometimes they hit, and sometimes they don’t. There’s just no rhyme or reason. ~ Barry McGuire

As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back. Rhyme is still the most effective drum. ~ Jean Giraudoux

Two of the hardest words in the language to rhyme are life and love. Of all words! ~ Stephen Sondheim

In rap, as in most popular lyrics, a very low standard is set for rhyme; but this was not always the case with popular music. ~ James Fenton

A rhyme doesn’t make a song. ~ Dorothy Fields

I mean, when it’s time to rhyme rhyme, I can get down for mine. ~ Missy Elliot

Our actions are like the terminations of verses, which we rhyme as we please. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

The basic rhymes in English are masculine, which is to say that the last syllable of the line is stressed: ‘lane’ rhymes with ‘pain,’ but it also rhymes with ‘urbane’ since the last syllable of ‘urbane’ is stressed. ‘Lane’ does not rhyme with ‘methane.’ ~ James Fenton

Generally speaking, rhyme is the marker for the end of a line. The first rhyme-word is like a challenge thrown down, which the poem itself has to respond to. ~ James Fenton

I’m sure 50 percent of television ads use rhyme. ~ Paul Muldoon

To me, a poem that’s in rhyme and meter is the difference between watching a film in full color and watching a film in black and white. Not that a few black and white films aren’t wonderful. So are certain successful pieces of free verse. ~ X. J. Kennedy

Rhyme is a mnemonic device, an aid to the memory. And some poems are themselves mnemonics, that is to say, the whole purpose of the poem is to enable us to remember some information. ~ James Fenton

Oh love will make a dog howl in rhyme. ~ John William Fletcher

Some excel in rhyme who reason foolishly. ~ Nicholas Boileau

Children seem naturally drawn to poetry – it’s some combination of the rhyme, rhythm, and the words themselves. ~ Jack Prelutsky

Once in awhile you have a thought, and you rhyme it. ~ Howard Nemerov

It’s hard to write a song about reality because reality doesn’t rhyme. ~ CeeLo Green

Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are.~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I want to prove that if you write in strict meter and rhyme about subjects people care about, they will buy poetry. ~ Felix Dennis

The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them; they rhyme. ~ Stephane Mallarme

It’s hard to write a song about reality because reality doesn’t rhyme. ~ CeeLo Green

Rhyme is the music of the poetic dance. ~ James Lendall Basford

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