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|Dec-09-14|| ||maxi: rape v. 1. To sexually ravish;
2. in hindsight, to have engaged in the sexual act with someone who eventually became a celebrity.
|Dec-09-14|| ||TheFocus: "Man, this crap just writes itself!" - William Shakespeare.|
|Dec-09-14|| ||ljfyffe: Shakespeare demonstrates an orange-rhyme trick; foreseeing his future nickname, the playwrite feigns a rhyme for <orange>:"The ousel-cock, so black of hue,/With orange-tawny bill,/The throstle with his note so true,/The wren with little quill"(Midsummer Night's Dream Song).
A real rhyme for orange from Bill's quill-pen does not flow: his pen is perhaps not big enough to do the job:orange-tawny bill; little quill. Worse
literary crimes have been committed by other writers. Oscar Wilde claimed that <hue> is a pun on <Hugh> which he supposes to be a boyfriend
of Bill Shakespeare.
Edna Milla, the poetess, uses the cut-up method
to deal with the word "orange": "Boot, or an oar,/Or an orange peel/Be washed ashore.../About his heel"(Mortiturus). Though the poet true rhymes heel and peel, oar and ashore, the word orange lies cut to pieces at her feet:<or an oar;or an orange>. She stutters over the word.
|Dec-09-14|| ||ljfyffe: Correction:Millay.|
|Dec-09-14|| ||ljfyffe: <Focus>The Bard could be stumped, however.
He never did find a rhyme for orange:"The count is neither sad, nor sick, nor merry, nor well: but civil count; civil as an orange"(Much Ado About Nothing, Act II , sc. i). Bill becomes bitter as a Seville orange because he can't come up with a rhyme. He has to settle for <nor, nor, nor> to go with <or>ange.
Canadian Al Purdy uses a bit of crap:"lost in the dry grass/golden oranges of dung/Only horses/
no stopwatch memories of palace ancestors(Cariboo Horses). On the plains inhabited by native Americans, he uncovers a perfect anagram for <oranges>:"Onagers racing thru Hither Asia"--from the inside of dockeys from the other side of the world, drops a perfect anagram: <onagers>.|
|Dec-09-14|| ||ljfyffe: In Suzanne, Leonard Cohen writes of "tea and oranges that come all the way from China", but in return decides to "give her"/"river". Because of the influence of Canadien French, he ignores the "h" which explains, perhaps, why he thought <door hinges> and <oranges> might work.
The nursery rhyme that goes "Oranges and lemons,/Say the bells of St. Clement's" teaches children not only French sound, but also that
lemons are a hell of a lot easier to rhyme than oranges.|
|Dec-10-14|| ||ljfyffe: Oranges: a third syllable to work with although a true rhyme begins on the accented syllables and flows throughout the rhymed words right to their ends, i.e. <oranges>and <doranges>(were there such a word). Oranges and sporanges (an actual word) almost rhyme.
Christina Rossetti buys a rhyme from a hustler:"Come buy, come buy:Apples and quinces/ Lemons and oranges,/plump unpecked cherries,/Melons and raspberries"(Goblin
Market). Oran<ges> and quin<ces>, not bad;
<cherries> and rasp<berries>,better.
Erin Moure stretches for a rhyme:"They looked up when she said 'the smoke of the villages'/They thought she was reaching for oranges"
(Ephedra). She reaches for identical rhyme on the last syllables: oran<ges> and villa<ges>.
The problem with oranges, however, is the sound of the vowel in the second syllable.|
|Dec-10-14|| ||TheFocus: Maybe we should change the name of "porridge" to "porrange"?|
That solves it for me.
I sat down to have my meal of
Bacon, eggs and porrange,
A cup of coffee, a glass of milk,
And some segments of an orange.
|Dec-10-14|| ||ljfyffe: Though recognized as a very close rhyme, nixed by purists: <or/inj; por/rinj>|
|Dec-10-14|| ||TheFocus: Poetry can "be close."
Not that I would ever do it. I believe that rhymes should be "pure."
|Dec-10-14|| ||ljfyffe: Now-a-days rules are less formal, for better or for worse..so rhymes can be a bit looser
and still be accepted by most even if not by the unwavering purist.|
|Dec-10-14|| ||TheFocus: <ljfyffe> <Now-a-days rules are less formal, for better or for worse..so rhymes can be a bit looser and still be accepted by most even if not by the unwavering purist.>|
Not at one of the sites I publish at. Just one impure rhyme like that would get it rejected. They are very strict.
|Dec-10-14|| ||ljfyffe: That must be enough to make you as nervous as an outhouse rat.|
|Dec-10-14|| ||ljfyffe: The second syllable of orange: therein lies the problem. With the poetry of William Wordsworth
dancing in his head, Douglas LePan pulls an ear chimera from his bag of word tricks: "Now fifty years have gone/but, strange!
the same dream lasts, that that same cloud or ange/may lead us on"(Analogues for rhe Sky). Using the French word <ange> in place of the English "angel", the poet forges rhyme for the
second syllable of <or ange>:<on> and <gone>.
Liane Heller claims to have found that elusive
rhyme:"I found a rhyme for orange./blancmange.
a dull white pudding"(Third Aniversary). Alas, <mange> and <ange> do not have the sound of the second syllable of an English orange.
Melancholia strikes Miriam Mandel:"The delicacy/of the/arrangement/of my furniture, books, plants/bores me"--the "arrange-ment" is foreboding--"I should hang/red and yellow baubles and bows/from my ceiling/ finger-
paint/my immaculate white walls/and leap/from/my high, wide balcony/with/an orange baloon/in my hand"(Section 14). But not even quite eye rhymes are ar<range>and or<ange>.
|Dec-11-14|| ||WannaBe: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/artic...|
I don't understand why the Pineapple Express is not delivering pineapples to me.
This is all <TheFocus>'s fault, he kept all of them for hissself!!
|Dec-11-14|| ||TheFocus: <WannaBe> I am having some pineapples sent to you by Express Service.|
I am sure you may want to put some pineapple slices on your Christmas ham.
|Dec-11-14|| ||TheFocus: My buddy puts pineapple slices on his ham with a cherry in the center of each slice, and pokes cloves into the ham also.|
Ho! Broke the mouth kine good!
|Dec-12-14|| ||ljfyffe: Elmer<Focus>Really? You don't expect the wabbit to fall for that old pineapple/grenade gag,
|Dec-12-14|| ||WannaBe: http://api.ning.com/files/l8tah2vEx...|
|Dec-12-14|| ||ljfyffe: Oh, it's just too gruesome...so do it..|
|Dec-18-14|| ||TheFocus: I'm always disappointed when a liar's pants don't actually catch on fire.|
|Dec-18-14|| ||diceman: <TheFocus: I'm always disappointed when a liar's pants don't actually catch on fire.>|
The reason for Obama's asbestos pants.
...you didn't think it was comfort did ya?
|Dec-18-14|| ||tpstar: Roses are red, violets are orange
I have so much stuff I should put it in storange
And then have my banker refinance my mortgange
So I may get dinner with my new girlfriend Solange
If hungry we'll visit the forest and forange
Yet no man shall ever treat her like a whorange
|Dec-18-14|| ||WannaBe: What an wonderful Homange. =)|
|Dec-18-14|| ||tpstar: Thanks, bromange.|
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