Do you need a good rhyme generator? If you are a poet or are trying your hand at writing poetry, then this article has some valuable information for you. There are also tips for writing poems that you will find helpful.
Not all poetry has to rhyme, but if you want it to rhyme, sometimes it is hard to think of a rhyming word. That’s where a rhyme generator can help. Here are several that you can find online: Rhyme Zone offers not only rhymes, but near rhymes, synonyms, antonyms, definitions, similar wounding words, homophones, searching for the word in Shakespeare and quotations, and other options. It came up with 687 words and phrases that rhyme with “tree.” Poem of Quotes.com has a good rhyme generator but it only gives you one word rhymes. It did, however, have some rhymes that Rhyme Zone did not have. It had around 50 words that rhymed with “tree” but many were not words that are normally used. In the rhyme generator on Rhymer.com, you have options of rhyming the last part of the word, the last syllable and double rhymes. It also can give you words that rhyme with the first part or the first syllable of a word. Rhyming the first part of a word could help you out with alliteration, which is the repetition of certain consonants done for a certain effect. For the end rhyme of “tree” it produced hundreds of rhymes, and all were one word. For the last syllable rhyme of “tree,” it came up with 22.
Now that you have several options on rhyme generators, you may be ready to start writing. Here are some tips to make your poem great:
Purpose: Ask yourself, “Why am I writing this poem?” You need to know what you want your poem to do, like help the reader imagine a scene, stir his emotions, or convey a story.
Clichés: Avoid them wherever possible. Poems are supposed to be creative, so don’t just put in worn out words and phrases. Come up with new stuff.
Revise: Poems are often not written all at once. Try putting it aside for a few days and reading it again. You may think of a word that is better or see a line that needs to be reworded.
Imagery: Put imagery into your poem by using words that appeal to the senses. It’s like painting a picture with your words that the reader will form in their mind. You might use a thesaurus to help with synonyms for adjectives.
Metaphor: At first glance, a metaphor sounds like a lie, because it compares too unlike things. However, it indirectly points out a common characteristic, like “He is a pig.” A person can’t be a pig, so there is some trait that the two things share, like he eats noisily and a lot. Examples are: “time is money” and “heart of stone.”
Simile: This is a direct comparison of two things which usually has the words “like” or “as.” Examples are: “dry as a bone” and “pretty as a picture.”
Hyperbole: This is an outrageous exaggeration intended to be humorous. It also makes a point about something to the reader. Examples include “I died laughing” and “I’ve told you a thousand times.”
Personification: This is a fun one, where you give human traits to inanimate objects, animals, or ideas. This can really add to the enjoyment a reader gets from a poem. Here are two examples: “jealousy is a green-eyed monster” and “the vines wove their fingers together to form a braid.”
Alliteration: This happens when a consonant sound is repeated in a few words that are close together. It can be funny, like in a tongue twister like “She sells seashells.” It can also be found in serious poetry, like these two lines from Tennyson. Notice that the “M” sound is not always at the beginning of the words:“The moan of doves in immemorial elms, And murmuring of innumerable bees”.
Onomatopoeia: This is another fun device where the words sounds like what it describes. This can add a dash of reality to your poem. Some words would be: meow, zap, buzz, swish, gobble, crunch, and wham.