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message 1: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Post your questions about or suggested titles for Task 20.2 here.

20.2 - Rhymes
Read a book that meets one of the following criteria:
A) - A word in the title rhymes with the author's name
B) - A word in the title rhymes with another word in a title
C) - One of the author's name rhymes with another of the author's name
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message 2: by Joanna (new)

Joanna (walker) | 1364 comments Do Valerie and Mary rhyme?

I'm thinking of Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin


message 3: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Would a title with repeating words count as rhymes? For example: Absalom, Absalom!


message 4: by Sam (new)

Sam (archieleach9) | 205 comments Joanna wrote: "Do Valerie and Mary rhyme?

I'm thinking of Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin"


Yes


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11851 comments One, Two, Buckle My Shoe by Agatha Christie would work for this task. I might try it!


message 6: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4456 comments I am thinking of Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte. Does that work? Grey-Bronte


message 7: by Cait (last edited Feb 25, 2011 11:20AM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) Frankenstein by Mary Shelley would work for C, right?

ETA: Clarifying on this because when I first read the description for Part C, I thought it was for books with 2 or more authors, where one author's name rhymed with another's. But now I see that it's one author whose, for example, first name rhymes with his middle or last.

So Jack Kerouac should work too.


message 8: by Liz M (last edited Feb 25, 2011 10:57AM) (new)

Liz M rhymezone might be helpful in checking for rhyming words


message 9: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments I was in the library this afternoon, and I stumbled across an author who has written several cozy mysteries with rhyming titles.

Valerie S. Malmont is the author

Some of the titles:
Death, Lies and Apple Pies
Death, Guns, and Sticky Buns

I can't vouch for the quality of the writing, but at least they fit the task.


message 11: by Cait (last edited Feb 25, 2011 07:09PM) (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) Oh! I also just realized that Hocus Pocus by Vonnegut will work.

And Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


message 12: by Karen Michele (last edited Feb 25, 2011 08:10PM) (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4456 comments Thanks, Cait and other posters for all of the great ideas. I discovered one that sounds good:
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris

it was in my copy of 1001 Books but I haven't checked the 2010 spreadsheet to see if it's still included.


message 13: by Krista (last edited Feb 26, 2011 07:57AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments The Eyre Affair

Yes! I've been meaning to read this one for months! (Okay, probably for years...)


message 14: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Cait wrote: "There's of/love:

The History of Love
The Pursuit of Love
The Feast of Love

when/men:
You Know When the Men Are Gone

team/dream:
[book:Frida..."


And if the "Say What?" task gets enough votes in the poll many of these books would also earn combo points.

Don't forget to vote in the poll!


message 15: by Christy (new)

Christy The only one I could find on my shelves...Cherry by Mary Karr


message 16: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4228 comments Can a plural rhyme like Needful Things by Stephen King ?


message 17: by Joanna (new)

Joanna (walker) | 1364 comments Would you say that Ian rhymes with McEwan?


message 18: by Liz M (new)

Liz M Joanna wrote: "Would you say that Ian rhymes with McEwan?"

Rhymezone thinks Ewan rhymes with ruin.


message 19: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4456 comments My question would be similar to the Ian and McEwan question, then. I was thinking of Esther Friesner as a rhyming author but it's the last syllable only that rhymes. Would it have to be the same consonant- both ner or ter? The task will be harder if it's the whole word. I have a son named Ian so I would have said it rhymes with McEwan. What do you think? Also does this mean my Agnes Grey/Anne Bronte wouldn't work?


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11851 comments I don't see how (Ian) EE-an and (Ewan) Mc-U-An rhyme.


message 21: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 1853 comments What about sub-titles? Do rhymes using words in the subtitle count? I'm looking at Chasing Kangaroos: A Continent, a Scientist, and a Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Creature by Tim Flannery

Rhymes: Author name Flannery; Sub-title word Extraordinary.

Thanks!


message 22: by Karen Michele (new)

Karen Michele Burns (klibrary) | 4456 comments I guess I've always thought that rhyming was about the ending sound of the word only. For example in Shakespeare's first sonnet he rhymes Increase with decease and Ornament with content.


message 23: by Liz M (new)

Liz M And Sam, also, some help here in the rhyming world. Let to my own devices, I would use Rhymezone as a guide for which words rhymes, but I think it only identifies perfect rhymes, and doesn't seem to list identical or imperfect/half rhymes..... Help?


message 24: by Rebekah (last edited Mar 08, 2011 11:59AM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4228 comments Rebekah wrote: "Can a plural rhyme like Needful Things by Stephen King ?"

I've come across some more like Friday Night Lights by h. G. Bissinger and Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith


message 25: by Sam (new)

Sam (archieleach9) | 205 comments No to Things/King.

Yes to Ian/McEwan and Esther/Friesner.

And subtitles are fine.


message 26: by Krista (last edited Mar 16, 2011 07:11AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments I found another one. It was on my 'saved for later' list on my library account.

Margherita Dolce Vita by Stefano Benni


message 27: by Liz M (new)

Liz M Krista wrote: "Would a title with repeating words count as rhymes? For example: Absalom, Absalom!"

Unfortunately, Sam has decided that repeated words do not qualify for this task.


message 28: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Liz M wrote: "Krista wrote: "Would a title with repeating words count as rhymes? For example: Absalom, Absalom!"

Unfortunately, Sam has decided that repeated words do not qualify for this task."


Hi Liz:

No worries, thanks for tracking down that clarification.


message 29: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Okay I need a ruling on this one.

The KITCHEN House by Kathleen GRISSOM

The way I pronounce those two words, I think they rhyme. I know they don't end with the same letter -- but I think they rhyme.

Can I get a ruling please? :-)


message 30: by Liz M (new)

Liz M Krista wrote: "Okay I need a ruling on this one.

The KITCHEN House by Kathleen GRISSOM

The way I pronounce those two words, I think they rhyme. I know they don't end with the same letter -- but I think..."


I am making a public plea for help here. I am not confident I can determine when words rhyme. I am looking for a volunteer that will answer Krista & keep an eye out for further questions.

Bueller....? Bueller....? Bueller....?


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11851 comments OK, to me KITCHEN and GRISSOM do not rhyme. Not only do they end in different letters, but the preceding consonants and vowels are pronounced differently (sort of similar, but different).


message 32: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Elizabeth (Alaska) wrote: "OK, to me KITCHEN and GRISSOM do not rhyme. Not only do they end in different letters, but the preceding consonants and vowels are pronounced differently (sort of similar, but different)."

Yeah, I'm not that up on all the rhyming rules. I wasn't sure if they needed to end in the same letter sound. To me the words rhyme, except for the last letter. It's not a biggie. I have it slated for Sam's 20.10 task -- but if I could have used it for the Rhyming task and saved Sam's task that would have been cool too.

I'll stick with my original plan of using it for Task 20.10. Thanks for helping me sort it out!


message 33: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 1853 comments Question: Do Lovell and Isabel rhyme? as in:
Author: Mary S. Lovell
Title: A Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton

I'm deciding whether to put this book in 20.2 or 15.6

Thanks!


message 34: by Denae (new)

Denae (whimsicalmeerkat) Am I correct in assuming that the pluralization in Rebel Angels disqualifies its use for this task?


message 35: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) | 1037 comments Deedee wrote: "Question: Do Lovell and Isabel rhyme? as in:
Author: Mary S. Lovell
Title: A Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton

I'm deciding whether to put..."


It doesn't the way I'm pronouncing it....
Luv-Ell and Iz-a-Bell

But I could be pronouncing Lovell incorrectly.


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