Word Rhythm Dictionary A Resource For Writers Rappers Poets And Lyricist

By Timothy Polashek

  • Genre : Encyclopedia and Dictionary
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  • ISBN : 9780810884168
  • Year : 2014
  • Language: English

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The Word Rhythm Dictionary The Word Rhythm Dictionary A Resource for Writers Rappers Poets and Lyricists Timothy Polashek ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD Lanham Boulder New York Toronto Plymouth UK Published by Rowman Littlefield 450I Forbes Boulevard Suite 200 Lanham Maryland 20706 www rowman com 10 Thornbury Road Plymouth PL6 7PP United Kingdom Copyright 2014 by Timothy Polashek All rights reserved No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems without written permission from the publisher except by a reviewer who may quote passages in a review British Library Cataloguing in Publication Information Available Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Polashek Timothy Timothy D The Word Rhythm dictionary a resource for writers rappers poets and lyricists Timothy Polashek pages cm Includes index ISBN 978-0-8108-8416-8 cloth alk paper -ISBN 978-0-8108-8417-5 ebook 1 English language-Rhythm-Dictionaries 2 English language-Rhymes-Dictionaries T Title PE1583 P65 2014 423 I-dc23 2014006800 e The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of American National Standard for Information Sciences-Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials ANSIINISO Z39 48-1992 Printed in the United States of America to all of us and our words Contents Introduction A New Kind of Dictionary xi 1-Syllable Words Rhythm Rhyme Group 1 P 1 2-Syllable Words Rhythm Rhyme Group 1 u-P Rhythm Rhyme Group 2 P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 3 P-P 31 47 139 3-Syllable Words Rhythm Rhyme Group 1 P-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 2 P-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 3 P-u-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 4 u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 5 S-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 6 u-P-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 7 u-u-P Rhythm Rhyme Group 8 S-u-P Rhythm Rhyme Group 9 u-S-P Rhythm Rhyme Group 10 P-P-P 143 178 186 203 235 238 240 242 247 248 4-Syllable Words Rhythm Rhyme Group 1 u-u-u-P Rhythm Rhyme Group 2 u-u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 3 u-u-P-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 4 u-P-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 5 u-P-u-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 6 u-P-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 7 u-S-u-P Rhythm Rhyme Group 8 u-S-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 9 P-u-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 10 P-u-u-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 11 P-u-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 12 P-u-S-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 13 P-S-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 14 P-S-u-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 15 P-S-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 16 S-u-u-P Rhythm Rhyme Group 17 S-u-P-u 249 250 254 255 270 274 275 276 277 281 283 292 293 294 295 296 297 Contents viii Rhythm Rhyme Group 18 S-u-P-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 19 S-u-S-P Rhythm Rhyme Group 20 S-P-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 21 S-P-u-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 22 S-P-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 23 S-S-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 24 P-P-P-P 310 311 312 314 315 316 317 5-Syllable Words Rhythm Rhyme Group 1 u-u-u-u-P Rhythm Rhyme Group 2 u-u-u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 3 u-u-P-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 4 u-u-P-u-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 5 u-P-u-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 6 u-P-u-u-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 7 u-P-u-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 8 u-P-S-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 9 u-S-u-u-P Rhythm Rhyme Group 10 u-S-u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 11 u-S-P-u-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 12 P-u-u-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 13 P-u-u-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 14 P-u-S-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 15 P-u-S-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 16 S-u-u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 17 S-u-P-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 18 S-u-P-u-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 19 S-u-P-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 20 S-u-S-u-P Rhythm Rhyme Group 21 S-u-S-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 22 S-P-u-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 23 S-P-u-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 24 S-S-u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 25 S-S-P-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 26 S-S-P-u-S 319 320 321 323 324 326 327 331 332 333 335 336 337 338 339 340 343 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 6-Syllable Words Rhythm Rhyme Group 1 u-u-u-u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 2 u-u-u-P-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 3 u-u-u-P-u-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 4 u-u-P-u-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 5 u-u-P-u-u-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 6 u-u-P-u-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 7 u-u-S-u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 8 u-P-u-u-u-u 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 Contents ix Rhythm Rhyme Group 9 u-P-u-u-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 10 u-P-u-S-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 11 u-S-u-u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 12 u-S-u-P-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 13 u-S-u-P-u-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 14 u-S-u-S-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 15 u-S-P-u-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 16 P-u-u-S-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 17 S-u-u-u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 18 S-u-u-P-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 19 S-u-u-P-u-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 20 S-u-u-S-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 21 S-u-P-u-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 22 S-u-P-u-u-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 23 S-u-P-u-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 24 S-u-S-u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 25 S-u-S-P-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 26 S-S-u-u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 27 S-S-u-P-u-u 367 368 369 370 372 373 374 375 376 377 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 7-Syllable Words Rhythm Rhyme Group 1 u-u-P-u-u-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 2 u-u-S-u-P-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 3 u-S-u-u-u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 4 u-S-u-u-P-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 5 u-S-u-u-P-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 6 u-S-u-P-u-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 7 u-S-u-P-u-u-S Rhythm Rhyme Group 8 u-S-u-P-u-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 9 S-u-u-u-P-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 10 S-u-u-P-u-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 11 S-u-u-P-u-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 12 S-u-u-S-u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 13 S-u-P-u-u-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 14 S-u-P-u-u-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 15 S-u-S-u-u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 16 S-u-S-u-P-u-u 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 8-Syllable Words Rhythm Rhyme Group 1 S-u-S-u-u-u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 2 u-S-u-P-u-u-S-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 3 u-S-u-S-u-u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 4 S-u-u-u-u-P-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 5 S-u-u-u-P-u-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 6 S-u-u-P-u-u-u-u 405 406 407 408 409 410 Contents x 9-Syllable Words Rhythm Rhyme Group 1 u-S-u-S-u-u-u-P-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 2 S-u-u-u-u-P-u-u-u Rhythm Rhyme Group 3 S-u-S-u-S-u-P-u-u 411 412 413 12-Syllable Words Rhythm Rhyme Group 1 S-u-u-u-S-u-u-P-u-u-u-u 415 14-Syllable Words Rhythm Rhyme Group 1 S-u-S-u-S-u-S-u-S-u-S-u-P-u 417 Appendix A List of Poetic Feet 419 Appendix B Music Notation 423 General Index 445 About the Author 689 Introduction A New Kind of Dictionary The Word Rhythm Dictionary A Resource for Writers Rappers Poets and Lyricists is a new kind of dictionary one that reflects the use of rhythm rhymes by rappers poets and songwriters of today This is an eminently practical reference work for all wordsmiths looking to add musicality to their writing Users of this dictionary can alphabetically look up words in the General Index to find collections of words that have the same rhythm as the original word and are readily useable in ways that are familiar to us in everything from vers libre poetry to the lyrics and music of Bob Dylan and hip hop groups Professional writers and students have long used traditional rhyming dictionaries for inspiration by perusing lists of rhyming words they may ask themselves I need a word that rhymes with blue and are led to shoe flu or you These rhyming words evoke through juxtaposition new images thoughts and actions that inspire creative directions and pleasing twists as verses and stanzas unfold For the first time ever this dictionary now allows writers and poets to ask the same question but of word rhythm I need a word with the same rhythm as butterfly Today s lyricists and poets know that there is so much more to the flow of their creations than just matching vowels Music and speech in air and text on a page flow and stream through time layered on steady or shifting meters and tempos often aligning accented syllables with beats or syncopating off the beat Long words sometimes suddenly accelerate to preserve this flow while short ones may be dangled between crisp short silences to satisfy an implied pulse These conveyed and felt grooves are established to help the listener parse and understand messages both the explicit grammars and meanings and the subtle emotional yet crucial expressions sent through a sly turn of pitch or an abrupt shift in tone The art of flow is the art of rhythm and this dictionary provides new pallets of words aligned in rhythm for the crafting and laying of stanzas and lines of prose by writers rappers poets and lyricists Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words - Edgar Allan Poe To live is to be musical starting with the blood dancing in your veins Everything living has a rhythm Do you feel your music - Michael Jackson Rhythm is something you either have or don t have but when you have it you have it all over - Elvis Presley Introduction xii What Are Rhythm Rhymes Rhythm Rhymes are two or more words with the same rhythm Rhythm Rhymes have the same number of syllables and relative positions of primarily accented secondarily accented and unstressed syllables Words that are Rhythm Rhymes need not have matching vowel sounds as traditional rhymes do Clashing and splashing are Rhythm Rhymes because both words have the same number of syllables 2 syllables and primary stresses on the first syllables CLASHing and SPLASH-ing For the same reasons bacon and fortune are also Rhythm Rhymes BA-con and FOR-tune even though their vowels differ So in fact all four of these words are Rhythm Rhymes with each other CLASH-ing SPLASH-ing BA-con FORT-une and they are all found in 2-Syllable Words Rhythm Rhyme Group 2 in this dictionary along with many other rhythmically matching words Again words with identical placements of syllabic accents are Rhythm Rhymes Although splashing and enjoy both have two syllables they are not Rhythm Rhymes because the first syllable is accented in SPLASH-ing while the second syllable is accented en-JOY However en-JOY and a-BOUT are Rhythm Rhymes because they both have accented second syllables and unstressed first syllables Rhythm Rhymes abound in poetry and lyrics and many other forms of writing Here s one example from a well-known song My country tis of thee Sweet land of liberty Of thee I sing Land where my fathers died Land of the Pilgrims pride From ev ry mountain side Let freedom ring The two words at the ends of the last four lines are Rhythm Rhymes FAthers PILgrims MOUN- tain FREE- dom DIED PRIDE SIDE RING A New Kind of Dictionary xiii How Do I Use This Dictionary Method 1 Think of a word and browse a list of words with identical rhythms As writers poets and lyricists write they often come to a point and say something like I need a word that rhymes with and they ll pull out a rhyming dictionary and explore the possibilities This dictionary allows writers to say I need a word with the same rhythm as and be directed to words that have the same rhythm For example in order to find rhythmic matches for BUTTERFLY a user alphabetically locates it in the General Index which gives the page number of its Rhythm Rhyme Group list This particular Rhythm Rhyme Group contains butterfly as well as rubberize contraband cadillac windowpane and many other rhythm matches Each word has primary stress on the first syllable an unstressed middle syllable and a secondarily stressed last syllable Step 1 Think of a word User thinks of BUTTERFLY Step 2 Locate the word in the General Index User looks up the word and is directed to page 191 BUTTERFLY 191 Step 3 Browse the word s Rhythm Rhyme Group list to find rhythmic matches User looked up BUT- ter- FLY Finds Rhythm Rhymes including RUBCONCADWIN- bertraildow- IZE BAND LAC PANE Introduction xiv Another example using Method 1 Step 1 Think of a word User thinks of ALLIGATOR Step 2 Locate the word in the General Index User looks up the word and is directed to page 287 ALLIGATOR 287 Step 3 Browse the word s Rhythm Rhyme Group list to find rhythmic matches User looks up AL- li- GA- tor Finds Rhythm Rhymes including CUCAPMARAF- litiiter- NAVATNATBURN- ry ing ed er Each word has primary stress on the first syllable unstressed second and fourth syllables and a secondarily stressed last syllable Method 2 Think of a poetic foot and browse a list of words that rhythmically match Poetry and song lyrics often follow a pattern of long accented and short un-stressed syllables constructed from metric feet such as iambs dactyls and anapests A complete list of poetic feet for two three and four syllable words are listed in Appendix A List of Poetic Feet on page 419 along with page numbers to Rhythm Rhyme Groups that match each foot For example a dactyl is a three-syllable foot with primary stress on the first syllable The first two feet in this poem are dactyls Hickory dickory dock A New Kind of Dictionary xv Poets can look up different types of poetic feet in Appendix A List of Poetic Feet Step 1 Think of a poetic foot User thinks of Anapest Step 2 Locate the foot in the Appendix A List of Poetic Feet List of Poetic Feet P primary stress S secondary stress u unstressed Anapest u-u-P PUP-PE-TEERS Matching Words 3-Syllable Words Rhythm Rhyme Group 7 Page 240 User looks up the foot and is directed to page 240 3-Syllable Words Rhythm Rhyme Group 7 Page 240 Step 3 Browse the foot s Rhythm Rhyme Group list to find rhythmic matches User looked up Finds Rhythm Rhymes including Anapest short-short-LONG unberrein- dernaigex- SEAS DETTE NITE ACT Each word rhythmically matches an anapestic foot short-short-LONG by having primary stress on the last syllable and unstressed first and second syllables - 0 1 2 4-Note Rhythms continued Appendix B Music Notation 427 I s o e E Q 3 S s s s q Q 3 P Q e q e j J Introduction 45 0 6 7 32 8 9 5 7 32 8 3 1 - 56 A 3 Think of a musical rhythm and browse a list of words that lyrically and rhythmically fit E 3 3 Song and rap lyricists occasionally create lyrics to fit pre-composed musical rhythms - - - Users can visually scan and select rhythms using Appendix B Music Notation on page 423 which directs them to Rhythm 9 5 7 32 8 3 1 B- 56 C Rhyme Groups that fit the notated rhythms 45 0 6 7 32 8 xvi Method e q n Q S se n Q P Q e j j e Q Step 1 Think of a rhythm q q q q 3 y Q Q 3 n n n q q User thinks of - - 0 Step 2 45 0 6 7 32 8 Locate the rhythm in - - 0 9 5 7 32 8 3 1 D- 56 9 5 7 32 8 3 1 - 56 EF the Music Notation Index T q 3 n q q 3 1 - 1 - P eee j 1 - 45 0 6 7 32 8 9 5 7 32 8 3 1 FG- 56 BF looks up the rhythm and is directed to page 281 4-Syllable Words User - - 0 Rhythm Rhyme Group 10 j e j e 3 n n Q 3 P q e q e Page 281 2 Step 3 2 45 0 6 7 32 8 Browse the word s 2 9 5 7 32 8 3 1 FF- 56 BE Rhythm Rhyme Group list to find rhythmic matches n q q n q q E n q h 3 3 M e User looked up 2 - 2 - Rhythm Rhymes including Finds 45 0 6 7 32 8 2 - RA- di- o- MAN FED- er- al- IZE 9 5 7 32 8 3 1 F - 56 D GAME VIdeo- MEteorITE the notated musical rhythm and Appendix B Music Notation gives other Each word fits musical rhythms that are similar to the original that also fit the same Rhythm Rhyme Group There are many other possible ways to use the Word Rhythm Dictionary but these three methods are good places to begin Happy Rhythm Rhyming A New Kind of Dictionary xvii More About Rhythm Rhyme Groups Words Within Rhythm Rhyme Groups Are Arranged by Sound Similarity Each Rhythm Rhyme Group is a collection of words with the same number of syllables and rhythm accents Instead of being alphabetically ordered however words within each group are arranged by how they sound They are sorted by rhyming vowel sounds with the vowels at the end of the word being weighted more than vowels in earlier syllables If several words have identical vowel sounds they are further sorted by consonant sounds The groups are arranged this way because poets and lyricists often make use of similar sounding words through the use of alliteration assonance and consonance Plus Sign Indicates Existence of Alternate Rhythmic Pronunciations of Words Many words have alternate pronunciations For example protest can be pronounced PRO-test or pro-TEST These types of words are duplicated in multiple Rhythm Rhyme Groups and signs are added at the ends of words to indicate that alternate rhythmic pronunciations exist such as in PROTEST When a user wishes to find the alternate rhythmic pronunciation the word is looked up in the General Index which lists page numbers for all alternate Rhythm Rhyme Groups for a word 1-Syllable Words Rhythm Rhyme Group 1 BAY P P primary stress S secondary stress u unstressed sign indicates that alternative pronunciations rhythms exist-- see General Index A BAYH BAY DAY DAYE FE FAY FAYE GAYE GAY HEY HAY JAE JAY J KAY CAY KAYE K LEY LAY LEI FLAY CLAY PLAY SLEIGH SLAY SCHLEY MAE MEI MAY NEY NAY PEI PAY RAY REY WRAY RAE REA RE BRAE BRAY DRAY FREY FRAY GRAY GREY CRAY PREY PRAY SPRAY TRAY TREY STRAY SAY SE CHEZ SHEA SHAY TAE STAY VEY WEIGH WAY WEI WEY WHEY SWAY YEA YAY ABE BABE GABE LABE H BAILED FAILED HAILED JAILED SCALED MAILED NAILED PALED RAILED TRAILED SAILED TAILED VEILED WAILED AIMED FAMED BLAMED FLAMED CLAIMED MAIMED NAMED FRAMED SHAMED TAMED CHAINED DEIGNED FEIGNED GAINED CANED PLANED PAINED REINED REIGNED RAINED BRAINED DRAINED GRAINED CRANED SPRAINED TRAINED STRAINED STAINED WANED AID 1 ADE AIDE BADE BAYED DADE FADE FAYED HADE JADE CADE LAID LADE BLADE FLAYED GLADE PLAYED SLADE MADE MAID PAID SPADE RAID RAYED BRAID FRAYED GRADE PREYED PRAYED SPRAYED TRADE STRAYED SHADE STAYED STAID WADE WEIGHED QUAID SWAYED SUEDE BATHED CAVED PAVED RAVED BRAVED CRAVED SAVED SHAVED STAVED WAIVED WAVED PLAGUED DAZED FAZED PHASED GAZED BLAZED GLAZED RAZED RAISED BRAISED

Author Timothy Polashek Isbn 9780810884168 File size 11 2 MB Year 2014 Pages 708 Language English File format PDF Category Encyclopedia and Dictionary The Word Rhythm Dictionary A Resource for Writers Rappers Poets and Lyricists is a new kind of dictionary one that reflects the use of rhythm rhymes by rappers poets and songwriters of today This is an eminently practical reference work for all wordsmiths looking to add musicality to their writing Users of this dictionary can alphabeti

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