Friday 15 December 2023

Timelessly Rhymeless: HOMOPHONOUS REVELRIES

This blogpost will give you more understanding and helpful examples related to a type of creative limerick variation indulged in by the authors. To see the whole spectrum of our efforts, you might want to take the time to review "A Corner of the Poet's World: LIMERICK VARIATIONS".

In some circumstances, identity rhymes, e.g. perverse / reverse, are regarded by critics as "not even rhymes". Our opinion differs. 


CURRENT CONTENTS
Bypassed glitches
Corrective
Deserving
Here and there
(Hippo's) hip replacement
Identity rhymes
Self-Indulgence
Toast to French homophones




Authors' Note: Of course, the concept that bribes would be of benefit to authors submitting to the collaborative website OEDILF (Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Format)is patently nonsensical. There are a certain number of identity rhymes that appear in the database of edited verses there. The prosaic explanation, however, is that these bypassed initial glitches, being rather subtle in comparison with other flaws, are often under-observed and overlooked.






Authors' Note: 

syll: jargon used in the doggerel trade; a short form of syllable

Although the adjective deserving has come euphemistically to be applied to the needy, it classically was applied to people or things that were commendable or admirable
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Author's Note: Hip replacement has become a surgical procedure that is frequently performed in humans, and is making inroads into veterinary practice in dogs and cats. Its role in jungle creatures and zoo inhabitants remains to be developed, parenthetically.




Authors' Note: Instead of the usual A1,A2,B1,B2,A3 pattern. the above verse has lines ending in identity rhymesA1,A1,B1,B1,A1. Some critics would say that such end-of-line parallel words, e.g. perVERSEely conVERSEly are not rhymes at all. But when bunched up they have a definite musicality, and can be entertainingly sung at open-mike at a bar. 









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Sunday 10 December 2023

DEFINING OPINIONS, fifth octet, in progress

 

previous poetic posts (see previous posts for the complete story..)
hormones
hors d'oeuvres
horticulturist
hose
hostile
hot
hourly
housewife

CURRENT CONTENTS  (fifth octet, WIP):

Hover
Hoyle, Edmond (according to ... )
more to follow

other possibilities include homily, hominy, homonym, hot-headed, hot-blooded, holistic, hookworm







Authors' Note: 

according to Hoyle: an idiom alluding to Edmond Hoyle's books as the ultimate authority on the rules of social games, particularly cardgames such as whist

according to: a less frequent use of the expression, in this case meaning '"attributable to"

  There are few verifiable details of the early life of Edmond Hoyle (1672–1769). As a tutor in social card games, he published A Short Treatise on the Game of Whist at the age of 70. Other books of rules followed, primarily involving cardgames, but also chess and probability theory. Hoyle died at age 97 in London, England. 



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Tuesday 5 December 2023

Progress in Poetry: "LIMERRHOIDS"

 This blogpost will give you more understanding and some helpful examples related to a type of  limerick-variation indulged in by the authors. To see the whole spectrum of our efforts, you might want to take the time to review "A Corner of the Poet's World: LIMERICK VARIATIONS".

Note that "limerrhoid" is a neologism, i.e. a concocted word invented by the authors for various types of extensions to limerick verses; it has no genuine medical significance, although it sounds as if it should. 


Authors' Note: an apocryphal tale. The authors offer their apologies to any extant persons in Ireland or elsewhere named Seamie O'Malley, or their descendants.
















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