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Espy, Willard R.

Overview
Works: 64 works in 200 publications in 1 language and 9,522 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Puzzles and games  Anecdotes  Calendars  Humor  Humorous poetry  Genealogy  Juvenile works  History  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Editor, Performer, Composer, Author of introduction
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Words to rhyme with : for poets and song writers by Willard R Espy( Book )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 2,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When people tell you writing verse is tough -- Rhythm and meter -- Enjambment -- Rhyme -- The Stanza -- The Metric line -- Forms of lyric verse -- Sonnet -- Shakespearean sonnet -- Ottava rima -- Terza rima -- Rhyming sestina -- Ballade -- Ballade with double refrain -- Chant royal -- Triolet -- Rondel -- Rondelet -- Rondelel -- Rondeau -- Rondeau redoublé -- Villanelle -- Kyrielle -- Ode -- Sapphic -- Haiku -- Pantoum -- Ballad -- Venus and Adonis stanza -- Spenserian stanza -- Elegy -- Limerick -- Clerihew -- Double dactyl -- Chain verse -- Epigram -- Word play in rhyme -- Procrustian (impossible) rhyme -- Mosaic rhyme -- Anagram verse -- Doublet -- Ormonym -- Homonym couplet -- ESPYramids -- Pangrammic couplet -- Univocalic verse -- Lipogrammatic verse -- Acrostic verse -- Limerick and palindromic verse -- Abbreviation verse -- Digital verse -- Alphabetic verse -- Parthenogenetic verse -- Symbols and signs -- Acronymic verse -- Grammar verse -- Macaronic verse -- Caution: identicals do not rhyme -- How to use the list of rhyming words -- Single rhymes, with stress on the last syllables -- Double rhymes, with stress on the next to last syllable -- Triple rhymes, with stress on the second syllable before the last -- How Dreka's blotting case fathered a glossary -- Meaning of the number keys -- Additional words ending in -mancy -- Additional words ending in -mania -- Additional words ending in -phobia
O thou improper, thou uncommon noun : a bobtailed, generally chronological listing of proper names that have become improper and uncommonly common, together with a smattering of proper names commonly used ... and certain other diversions by Willard R Espy( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On title page: A bobtailed, generally chronological listing of proper names that have become proper and uncommonly common; together with a smattering of proper names commonly used ... and certain other diversions
The game of words by Willard R Espy( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All kinds of ways to have fun with words
An almanac of words at play by Willard R Espy( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A January to December "almanac" of verses and wordplay
Say it my way : how to avoid certain pitfalls of spoken English together with a decidedly informal history of how our language rose (or fell) by Willard R Espy( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Garden of Eloquence : a rhetorical bestiary by Willard R Espy( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A children's almanac of words at play by Willard R Espy( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assortment of writings, including limericks, riddles, puns puzzles, tongue twisters, poetry, malapropisms, palindromes, Tom Swifties, and Spoonerisms, for each day of the year
Another almanac of words at play by Willard R Espy( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words to rhyme with : a rhyming dictionary : including a primer of prosody, a list of more than 80,000 words that rhyme, a glossary defining 9,000 of the more eccentric rhyming words, and a variety of exemplary verses, one of which does not rhyme at all by Willard R Espy( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive resource for poets and songwriters containing over eighty thousand words, both common and obscure, and is divided into single, double, and triple rhyme, with helpful information on poetic technique
Have a word on me : a celebration of language by Willard R Espy( )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and works of Mr. Anonymous by Willard R Espy( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The word's gotten out by Willard R Espy( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records noteworthy passages, poems, and remarks on such subjects as mermaids, polygamy, egg timers, and other miscellaneous topics
Bold new program by Willard R Espy( Book )

12 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dear Medora : child of Oysterville's forgotten years by Sydney Stevens( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the time Medora Espy moved to Oysterville as a toddler in 1902, the quaint, remote village was long past its heyday. The population had dwindled and times were hard. Dependable, devoted, and tender-hearted, Medora was the oldest child of Washington State senator and dairy farmer Harry Albert Espy. At various times throughout her life, she endured long months of separation from her parents, especially her mother. Whether the absence was due to the birth of a sibling, her father's political duties in Olympia, or her own attendance at Portland Academy, their remarkable bond was reflected in a continuous stream of letters until a sudden, devastating tragedy soon after Medora's 17th birthday. Practical and sensible, yet full of both laughter and heartache, the contents of the almost daily communiques lend insight into early 20th century rural America, and offer a rare view of history through the eyes of a child. The lively correspondence and diary entries, interspersed with family photographs and additional background on the time period and Espy household, bring Medora's generation and the Oysterville of those forgotten years back into sharp focus. --From publisher's description
Espygrams : 55 anagram verses from Punch, plus 25 more by Willard R Espy( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omak me yours tonight, or, Ilwaco million miles for one of your smiles : a ballard of the Evergreen State by Willard R Espy( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wars of the words by Willard R Espy( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Word puzzles by Willard R Espy( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skulduggery on Shoalwater Bay : whispered up from the graves of the pioneers by Willard R Espy( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words to rhyme with : a rhyming dictionary : including a primer of prosody, a list of more than 80,000 words that rhyme, a glossary defining 9,000 of the more eccentric rhyming words, and a variety of exemplary verses, one of which does not rhyme at all by Willard R Espy( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An easy-to-use dictionary of over 100,000 rhyming words
 
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Words to rhyme with : for poets and song writers
Alternative Names
Ēspī, Vilārḍa Āra

Espu, Willard (Willard R.)

Willard R. Espy American writer

Willard R. Espy Amerikaans schrijver (1910-1999)

Willard R. Espy amerikai író

Willard R. Espy US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

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English (156)

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The game of wordsSay it my way : how to avoid certain pitfalls of spoken English together with a decidedly informal history of how our language rose (or fell)Words to rhyme with : a rhyming dictionary : including a primer of prosody, a list of more than 80,000 words that rhyme, a glossary defining 9,000 of the more eccentric rhyming words, and a variety of exemplary verses, one of which does not rhyme at allDear Medora : child of Oysterville's forgotten yearsWords to rhyme with : a rhyming dictionary : including a primer of prosody, a list of more than 80,000 words that rhyme, a glossary defining 9,000 of the more eccentric rhyming words, and a variety of exemplary verses, one of which does not rhyme at all