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Words to Rhyme With, Third Edition
  • Authored by: Willard R. Espy, Updated by Orin Hargraves
  • From the Series: Writers Reference
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816063036
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6303-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 02/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 423.1
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 704


Praise for the previous edition:
"...hold[s] a very special place in the hearts of word lovers everywhere...the complete reference for poets, students and teachers of poetry, and songwriters but also anyone interested in language and words...Recommended for all libraries"—Library Journal

"A great buy for any academic collection."—Choice

A longtime favorite resource for poets, songwriters, and language lovers, Willard R. Espy's acclaimed rhyming dictionary has been updated and expanded to include more than 80,000 rhyming words divided into single, double, and triple rhymes. The updater, Orin Hargraves, has also expanded and clarified the guide to using the book.

Useful new entries include:

  • Trademarked words, such as Big Mac™ and FabergĂ©
  • Common acronyms and abbreviations, such as ASAP, DVD, and P2P, which often have simple rhymes
  • Biographical and geographical names, such as Bristol, Hormuz, Jackson, and Tristan
  • Common new technological terms, such as blog and wi-fi
  • Slang or informal words useful to writers of light verse and songs, such as lemme, gotta, and shoulda.
A 100-page primer gives readers the essentials of poetic technique, and a glossary defines 9,000 of the most difficult words to rhyme with. Entertaining, clever, and easy to use, this is the authoritative reference on rhyme, by a master of wordplay.


Index. Appendixes. Glossary.

About the Author(s)

The late Willard R. Espy was widely known for his light verse. He published more than a dozen books on language and other subjects, including The Game of Words, An Almanac of Words at Play, The Garden of Eloquence, Have a Word on Me, Say It My Way, and Oysterville: Roads to Grandpa's Village.

Orin Hargraves is a writer, editor, and lexicographer. He is the principal editor of New Words and the author of Mighty Fine Words and Smashing Expressions.

Reviews and Awards

"...when one needs its contents, it becomes essential, even indispensable. Public and academic libraries should have this updated edition."
American Reference Books Annual

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