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Rhymeless

adjective
1.
Not having rhyme.  Synonyms: rimeless, unrhymed, unrimed.






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"Rhymeless" Quotes from Famous Books



... the writer—a proposition that may be commended to the theologians. Genius can no more safeguard a man against his own ignorance than it can find a rhyme to "silver." Inspiration could not save Keats from his Cockney rhymes nor Mrs. Browning from her rhymeless rhymes. I met a poet in a London suburb—it seemed odd to see one out of Fleet Street—but after a few bewildered instants I recognised him. There was on his brow the burden of a brooding sorrow. I ...
— Without Prejudice • Israel Zangwill

... slave to the Alexandrine, yet he remarked to Symons, a propos of the translation of Les Aubes, that while he approved of the use of rhymeless verse in the English version, he found it ...
— Language - An Introduction to the Study of Speech • Edward Sapir

... and translations of Plautus and Terence were usually represented in their earliest theatres; they soon fell, however, into the most singular extravagancies. We have comedies of Ariosto and Macchiavelli— those of the former are in rhymeless verse, versi sdruccioli, and those of the latter in prose. Such men could produce nothing which did not bear traces of their genius. But Ariosto in the structure of his pieces kept too close to the stories of the ...
— Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature • August Wilhelm Schlegel



Words linked to "Rhymeless" :   rhymed, unrimed



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