Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The Joy of Writing Rhymed Verse OR Did T. Rex have elbows? By Andrea Perry
What I ended up with was a treasure trove of hilarious information that distracted me from the task at hand and made me almost want to be an archeologist.
If he fell down (though not likely with such muscular thighs and that huge tail), the arms could not help get him back up. But he could curl up to 430 pounds with each little arm, thank you, scientificamerican.com. It is conjectured the arms might also have helped Mr. Rex hold on to Mrs. Rex for certain connubial activities. And all this was gleaned from dusting off dinosaur bones? Was there a copy of 50 Million B.C. Shades of Grey there as well?
Now, on to rhymezone.com to find out what rhymes with etiquette. Only Connecticut. Nevertheless, rhymezone.com's menu not only offers us rhymes and near-rhymes, but synonyms, related words, and even a section called "Find Poetry Verses." If you seek something to rhyme with "Tyrannosaurus," you will find Horace, Taurus and Morris. A rhyme for carnivore? Bargainer. Seriously? In fairness, 'bargainer ' is listed as a near-rhyme. However, if you are curious about what poetic fare you might find using the word carnivore, they offer "Dead in Ditches" by Hollywood Undead.
Who else provides poetry verses for various and sundry rhyming words at rhymezone.com? Shakespeare, Eminem , Billy Joel, LL Cool J, Turk, Mother Goose, Bob Dylan, Joyce Kilmer, Atomic Kitten, and Luke Bryan. What, no Dr. Seuss?
I am still not done writing my little poem about T. Rex at the dinner table, but what I can tell you is before each meal, they prey.