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Stories in rhyme (Topical Term)

Preferred form: Stories in rhyme
Used for/see from:
  • Rhymed stories
  • Rhyming stories
  • Stories in verse
  • Verse stories
See also:

Work cat.: Seuss, Dr. Cattus petasatus, 2000.

LC database, Dec. 14, 2005 (subj. hdg. for children's literature: Stories in rhyme)

SCIS Genre Subject Headings for Fiction, via the WWW, Dec. 14, 2005 (Stories in rhyme, with scope note: Use for simple stories written in rhyme, and cross ref. from Rhymes)

Chaconas, D. Icing the cake : writing stories in rhythm and rhyme, 2006, via WWW, July 9, 2012 ("A child's book world without rhyme would be like a world without music. Good rhyme is fun to read out loud. Good rhyme is enjoyable to listen to. But a good rhyming story can be difficult to write. And that's what this article is about--the layers that go into writing good rhyming stories--and they are: Story, Rhythm, Rhyme. ...Instead of calling them rhyming stories, more accurately we might call them stories in rhythm and rhyme.")

Backes, L. Writing in rhyme, 2009, via WWW July 9, 2012 (Dr. Seuss did it, and in the process changed the face of the publishing industry and became a beloved household name to children for several generations. So why do so many editors say they don't want stories written in rhyme? Many beginning writers ask about this well-known submission "Don't" The truth is, some publishers do have a strict policy against rhyming stories--they simply don't publish them. But most would snap up a good rhyming story in seconds. ... Stories in verse, like their prose counterparts, also must have a distinct voice. The rhythm of the verse, which combines elements like word choice and length of the lines, goes a long way toward creating a tone for each story. In the above example, from the first line the reader knows this will be a fast-paced yarn, probably exaggerated by the teller. The longer lines and internal rhyme give the impression of a tall tale.")

Mahoney, K. Stories in rhyme bring Bible to mind, 2012, via WWW July 9, 2012 (stories in verse form; stories in rhyming verse; children's books)

Fields, J. Stories in rhyme, via Institute for Children's Literature Rx for writers website, July 9, 2012 (picture books written in rhyme; rhyming story; rhyming picture books)

Seuss, Dr. You're only old once!. c1986 ([rhyming story for adults])

Free verse stories, via Goodreads website, Oct. 11, 2012.

Kin o'Ktaadn : verse stories of the plain folk who are keeping bright the old home fires up in Maine, 1904.

Miller, D. Dramatasia : five original rhymed stories, 1944.

Sterns, J.B. Amusing rhymed stories, 1959.

Willey, F.J. Rhymed stories for children, 1958.

Here are entered short fictional works written in rhymed text. Novel-length fictional narratives expressed in poetry are entered under Novels in verse.

Note under Novels in verse

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