rhymer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rhymer a writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rhymer One who makes rhymes; a versifier; -- generally in contempt; a poor poet; a poetaster. "This would make them soon perceive what despicaple creatures our common rhymers and playwriters be."
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rhymer an inferior poet: a minstrel
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Properly rime (the hy being due to the influence of Rhythm)—A.S. rim, number, cog. with Old High Ger. rīm (Ger. reim).

Usage

In literature:

I was jealous of Thomas the Rhymer this evening.
"The Invader" by Margaret L. Woods
There be many true poets who never strung a rhyme, and rhymers who know nought of poetry.
"Penshurst Castle" by Emma Marshall
The Eildon tree referred to in the poem was the favorite seat of Thomas the Rhymer, and there he gave utterance to his prophecies.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 5. May 1848" by Various
O, Love what rhymer has not sung of thee?
"The Emigrant" by Frederick William Thomas
The Eildon hills overlook it, and Thomas the Rhymer haunts it, and the Scotch ballads are full of it.
"Records of Later Life" by Frances Ann Kemble
The rhymer and his theme were equally contemptible to the juvenile Jacobite poet.
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
If, however, the Thames does not often or greatly inspire the rhymers of to-day, it cannot, certainly, be described as songless.
"By-ways in Book-land" by William Davenport Adams
He found this would not do, for, like most modern rhymers, he is no poet, and he always makes bungling work at imitation.
"Noah Webster" by Horace E. Scudder
He is a very careless versifier and rhymer, and his choice of language is far from exquisite.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
I had tried this conviction on the Rhymers, thereby plunging into greater silence an already too silent evening.
"The Trembling of the Veil" by William Butler Yeats
The old idea was, however, that the poet must be a rhymer.
"Walt Whitman" by Robert G. Ingersoll
But when she reaches the seat under the Judas-tree, the kingdom of Thomas the Rhymer is gone, and reality is here in its stead.
"Doctor Cupid" by Rhoda Broughton
ELLIOTT, Ebenezer, English poet, known as the 'Corn-law Rhymer', born in 1781 near Rotherham, Yorkshire, died in 1849.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Mr. Kirk of Aberfoyle, Thomas the Rhymer, and others were removed to the Fairy Paradise.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
But if there was any imitation in the case, it was the bishop who copied from the folk-rhymer, not the folk-rhymer from the bishop.
"Essays in the Study of Folk-Songs (1886)" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
That Gerard Hopkins is to-day little known, even among rhymers, is an inevitable result of his manner of life and work.
"The Circus, and Other Essays and Fugitive Pieces" by Joyce Kilmer
The bookmaker or rhymer is satisfied with empty or fleeting thoughts and with a passing notoriety.
"Special Method in the Reading of Complete English Classics" by Charles McMurry
Sin' the Rhymer's days, the spirit o' true warlockry is gane.
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by James Hogg
Elliott, the Corn-Law Rhymer, defines a communist, 105.
"Library Notes" by A. P. Russell
I don't envy Mrs. Blake, or Mrs. Thomas Rhymer.
"Regiment of Women" by Clemence Dane
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In poetry:

For two hours he talked of Gallifet;
Of Dowson; of the Rhymers' Club;
Told me how Johnson (Lionel) died
By falling from a high stool in a pub . . .
"'Siena Mi Fe'; Disfecemi Maremma'" by Ezra Pound
I may be only a rhymer
(Where the fire fails let the ice lie)
Brown, come and lend me a rhyme - ‘Oh, Jemimer !’
Thank you, Brown ; that will do nicely.
"Unpublished Poem I" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
A rhymer was laid in a poor man's grave —
The slumber of failure is sound enough —
And few remembered the life he gave
To love and his rhymes and the world's rebuff.
"Disturbed" by John Joy Bell
And the rhymer thought of the winsome wife
Who had stayed to love him and share his need
Till beggared of beauty and hope and life . . . .
And the rhymer groaned, " This is Hell indeed!"
"Disturbed" by John Joy Bell
Now for our annual New Year's song.
Short was the year, and not too long
Shall be the rhymer's strain:
It tells of all that all well know,
'T is mixed of folly and of woe—
Of happiness, and pain.
"For The Carrier Of The Mirror. 1826" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard
He wrested o'er the rhymer's head * that garmenting which wrought
him wrong;
A flickering tissue argentine * down dripped its shivering silvers
long:-
"Better thou wov'st thy woof of life * than thou didst weave thy
woof of song!"
"A Judgment In Heaven" by Francis Thompson

In news:

His "Straight Outta Surrey" begins: "I'm a Gentleman rhymer named Mr B/friendly with chaps with an air of mystery.".
CLOUDDEAD rhymer's only room ten.
Das Racist's wiliest rhymer is also their most caustic joker.
James Rhymer accused of killing James Conklin for showing disrespect.
James Rhymer (pictured) is accused of killing James Conklin.
Get Stones Throw Rhymer Homeboy Sandman's 'The Miracle'.
WordPlay is an open space for teen writers, rhymers, and performers to showcase their work to peers and the public.
WordPlay is an open space for teen writers, rhymers, and performers to showcase their work to peers and the public.
Sue Rhymer was surprised and humbled at being chosen Vienna Christmas parade marshal this year.
Zig Ziglar, Don Rhymer, David Courtney.
Curiouser and curiouser Two years ago every rhymer and her father's indie rockstar wannabe mother was spouting vanilla skrilla all over LIl Wayne's "A Milli".
Don Rhymer, local TV and film writer, dies at 51.
Emily Roman, Bailee Hankenson, Rachel Salerno, Taylor Rhymer, and Madalyn Mann.
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