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Rhymester   Listen

A writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets).  Synonyms: poetiser, poetizer, rhymer, versifier.

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"Rhymester" Quotes from Famous Books

... cheer with renovating smile, The paralytic puling of CARLISLE; What heterogeneous honours deck the Peer, Lord, rhymester, petit-maitre, pamphleteer! So dull in youth, so drivelling in age, His scenes alone had damn'd our sinking stage. But Managers, for once, cried 'hold, enough,' Nor drugg'd their audience with the tragic stuff. Yet at their judgment ...
— The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals, Volume 2. • Lord Byron

... lad's Uncle Benjamin, in England, who was very fond of composing rhymes which he called poetry, sent many of his effusions to his favorite nephew, and opened quite a brisk correspondence with him. Thus Benjamin soon became a fluent rhymester, and wrote sundry ballads which were sold in the streets and became quite popular. There was a great demand at that time for narratives of the exploits of pirates, the doom of murderers, and wild love adventures. ...
— Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago - American Pioneers and Patriots Series • John S. C. Abbott

... (whether poetry or journalism) tending to make readers take an unfavourable view of honest invaders. If to do that is to be a "Jingo," and if such conduct hurts the feelings of any great English party, then Tennyson was a Jingo and a partisan, and was, so far, a rhymester, like Mr Kipling. Indeed we know that Tennyson applauded Mr Kipling's The English Flag. So the worst is out, as we in England count the worst. In America and on the continent of Europe, however, a poet may be proud ...
— Alfred Tennyson • Andrew Lang

Words linked to "Rhymester" :   writer, rhyme, author

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