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Espy, Willard R.

Overview
Works: 70 works in 203 publications in 1 language and 9,313 library holdings
Genres: Puzzles and games  Dictionaries  Humor  Anecdotes  Calendars  Humorous poetry  Genealogy  History  Juvenile works  Trivia and 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 )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 1,115 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 984 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 859 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 824 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 665 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 598 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 490 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 395 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 326 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 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 298 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 Richardson Espy( Book )

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

Words to rhyme with by Willard R Espy( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 105 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 87 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 25 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 20 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 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Word puzzles by Willard R Espy( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oysterville : roads to grandpa's village by Willard R Espy( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Oysterville is the tale, truly recorded, magnificently told, of four families who settled up and down the East Coast of America three centuries ago and subsequently migrated west. From Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, they trundled their Conestoga wagons across the prairies, unaware that destiny would eventually bring them to a coast overlooking the North Pacific Ocean, where their genes would commingle in the tiny settlement of Oysterville in the territory of Washington. Drawing on conversations with aged relatives and friends, on historic letters and documents, Willard Espy affectionately reconstructs his own personal past to give us a rich and revealing account of this family that was born, grew up, and died as the United States itself was being shaped and formed, explored and expanded. And what a dappled lot these forbears were! A Puritan jailed for kissing his wife on the Sabbath; an innocent and saintly woman hanged from a Salem gibbet as a witch; a pioneer wife who routed unfriendly Indians with boiling hot mush; men who butchered savages with gun and hatchet until they were butchered in turn; those who fought the redcoats; those who stayed home; a preacher who braved the furies of Cape Horn to raise the eyes of California miners from gold pans heavenward; a Confederate captain who exiled himself to Mexico when the wrong side won; the women all the way along who not only carried on but often became artists, lecturers, and writers for such magazines as Harper's, Century, and The Youth's Companion. And finally there was Oysterville itself, so much a part of the author's inner being that he counts the village, too, among his forbears
 
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Words to rhyme with : for poets and song writers
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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)Dear Medora : child of Oysterville's forgotten years
Alternative Names
Ēspī, Vilārḍa Āra

Espu, Willard (Willard R.)

Willard R. Espy

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 (129)