WorldCat Identities

Espy, Willard R.

Overview
Works: 52 works in 172 publications in 1 language and 9,754 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Humor  Anecdotes  Genealogy  Juvenile works  History  Miscellanea  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Performer, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PE1519, 793.73
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Words to rhyme with : for poets and song writers by Willard R Espy( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 2,285 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 )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 1,050 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 )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 866 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 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and held by 549 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 )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have a word on me : a celebration of language by Willard R Espy( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 342 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 327 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
The word's gotten out by Willard R Espy( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records noteworthy passages, poems, and remarks on such subjects as mermaids, polygamy, egg timers, and other miscellaneous topics
The life and works of Mr. Anonymous by Willard R Espy( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bold new program by Willard R Espy( Book )

12 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Espygrams : 55 anagram verses from Punch, plus 25 more by Willard R Espy( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 33 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 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Word puzzles by Willard R Espy( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 16 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

The Wordsworth rhyming dictionary by Willard R Espy( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.19 for Words to r ... to 0.83 for New Music ...)

Words to rhyme with : for poets and song writers
Alternative Names
Ēspī, Vilārḍa Āra

Willard R. Espy American writer

Willard R. Espy Amerikaans schrijver (1910-1999)

Willard R. Espy amerikai író

Willard R. Espy US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Languages
English (145)

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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 allWords 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 allThe Wordsworth rhyming dictionary