Word Rhythm Dictionary A Resource For Writers Rappers Poets And Lyricist

by Timothy Polashek

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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The Word Rhythm Dictionary

The Word Rhythm Dictionary
A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets, and Lyricists

Timothy Polashek

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Contents
Introduction: A New Kind of Dictionary

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1-Syllable Words
Rhythm Rhyme Group 1: P

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2-Syllable Words
Rhythm Rhyme Group 1: u-P
Rhythm Rhyme Group 2: P-u
Rhythm Rhyme Group 3: P-P

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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12-Syllable Words
Rhythm Rhyme Group 1: S-u-u-u-S-u-u-P-u-u-u-u

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14-Syllable Words
Rhythm Rhyme Group 1: S-u-S-u-S-u-S-u-S-u-S-u-P-u

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Appendix A: List of Poetic Feet

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Appendix B: Music Notation

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General Index

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About the Author

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Introduction:
A New Kind of Dictionary
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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

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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

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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.

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Finds Rhythm Rhymes, including:

RUBCONCADWIN-

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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.

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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.
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Hickory,

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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)
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unberrein-

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dernaigex-

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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.
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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!

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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.

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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
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The Word Rhythm Dictionary

The Word Rhythm Dictionary
A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets, and Lyricists

Timothy Polashek

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The Word Rhythm dictionary: a resource for writers, rappers, poets, and lyricists / Timothy
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Introduction: A New Kind of Dictionary

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1-Syllable Words
Rhythm Rhyme Group 1: P

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2-Syllable Words
Rhythm Rhyme Group 1: u-P
Rhythm Rhyme Group 2: P-u
Rhythm Rhyme Group 3: P-P

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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12-Syllable Words
Rhythm Rhyme Group 1: S-u-u-u-S-u-u-P-u-u-u-u

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14-Syllable Words
Rhythm Rhyme Group 1: S-u-S-u-S-u-S-u-S-u-S-u-P-u

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Appendix A: List of Poetic Feet

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Appendix B: Music Notation

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General Index

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About the Author

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Introduction:
A New Kind of Dictionary
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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

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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

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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.

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RUBCONCADWIN-

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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.

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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.
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Hickory,

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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)
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unberrein-

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dernaigex-

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SEAS
DETTE
NITE
ACT

Each word rhythmically matches an anapestic foot (short-short-LONG) by having
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Group.

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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.

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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
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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

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