Rhyme Schemes n shit.

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  1. nO gOoD!

    nO gOoD! Life Music :: Press Play

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    Since the Dojo is long gone. I'll post this here. Some people could benefit.



    Short explanations for some different ways to do metas.

    metaphor
    you say one thing is another. like if you said 'my style is gravity', that's a metaphor. your style = gravity.

    allegory
    metaphor with a full explanation. like if you continued your meta and said, 'my style is gravity, everybody fall because of it' this is an allegory.

    symbol
    symbol is a part of something that stands for the whole thing. like instead of saying like you smoke cess, you say you smoke puff. cos when you smoke cess, you breathe out the smoke, you puff. so puff = cess. or if you said 'my @@@@@s is the peel and you: straight slippin' that could mean peel = bananas = crazy and slippin = meet your downfall if you step to them.

    metonymy
    when you compare something by what it what happens when you do it. like when some people call freestyling spittin, that's a metonymy. talking = spittin (while you talk)

    metalepsis
    like a metonymy but even more intense. like if you said 'my spits drown your earsnares' then spits = words, drown = fill cos you're talking loud, and earsnares = eardrums cos snares are drums.

    implication
    you sort of say something without saying it directly, you imply it. like if you was to say 'me and my @@@@@s break bread together' you don't really mean real bread, you mean you divide up your money. but the way you say it, people know what you mean. so bread = money here.

    personification
    you make inanimate objects act like people. like when bounty killa says his gun bark and bite, he means his gun makes nuff noise when he bus off shots and the bite is when bullets lick people. bark = gunshot noise and bite = bullet wounds here.

    antipersonification
    is the opposite to personification. you make people act like inanimate objects. like if you said 'ya moms is a doorknob, she gives every @@@@@ a turn.' then mom = doorknob.

    simile
    when you say something is 'like' something or 'as' ... as something. if you said 'got honeys like sand on the beach' that's a simile, (lots of) girls = (lots of) sand on the beach

    parable
    when you compare the two different things in your simile. like if you said 'got honeys like sand on the beach, love to get tossed up, always in reach, grab a handful of fine brownskin tans, and when they get all wet they just stick to me, man.' that compares sand and your girls, cos it describes both.

    quotation
    is where you repeat something else someone said before you. like if you said 'common is right. i see the bitch in yoo too' that's a quotation.

    colloquialisms
    colloquialisms are slang words or phrases like 'get busy' or 'drop it like it's hot' or 'beat that face' that people use. you build on these when you're using metas and punchlines so it's good to know lots of them.

    metallage
    when you treat a colloquialism like a person. like if you said, 'i ain't tryin to hear yes yes y'all, i done robbed yes yes y'all and beat it down in the hall' that means yes y'all = played out

    proverb
    an old saying that you repeat. like when meth said 'i'm a simple man, still i'm never satisfied like the stones' that's called a dueling proverb cos you take two proverbs that are opposite to each other and put them against each other.

    apologue
    apologue is a fable, you talk about animals or inanimate objects like they're people. any of aesop's fables are good. so is ll cool j's 'milky cereal' from mama said knock you out.

    hendiadys/2 for 1
    use 2 nouns to describe a thing instead of just one. like if you said '@@@@@s bite my style like kibbles and bits, head out to cyphers and hold their quibbles and tiffs' that's a hendiadys. style biting = kibbles/bits (different types of dog food). and later, cyphering = quibbles/tiffs (different type of arguments)

    hendiatris/3 for 1
    is like hendiadys but using 3 nouns instead of 2. when eminem says 'i'm a cross between manson, esham, and ozzy' that's a hendiatris.

    FLOW

    First off I'm not the best around here by far, but here are a few things I did to help myself improve on flow.

    BAR LENGTH

    in most cases (not all), when your flowing you want to have all your bars similar in length. this way your rhyming words will be pretty much always landing in the same spot. but where you put your rhyming words is another topic I will touch apon later.

    SYLLABLE COUNT

    this is partially hand in hand with bar length. IF you count your syllables in each bar you want to have them around the same as well.. I usually stay around 12-15 syllables per line/bar.
    Practice and you'll find a syllable count which your comfortable with.

    BREATH CONTROL

    this is a really important factor when doing audio. text not so much. but important none the less.. the previous sections are contributing to breath control as well.. you want to have a steady supply of air in your lungs almost at all times.. theres nothing worse than hearing someone gasp for breath in thier audio. you dont wanna be paced on one bar, then hafta rush the next to spit it out on time for the beat. (I've been guilty of this, I admit it)

    RHYME SCHEMES

    a rhyme scheme is basically like a blueprint for your writtens or freestyles for that matter. Its all about where your rhyming words are that make this important. Cuz where you rhyme in your lines drastically dictates how your flow will sound.

    the "x" represents filler words that pertain to the line but doesnot rhyme

    the CAPPED letters such as "A" "B" "C" "D "E" represent your rhyming words.

    examples.)
    Ex. 1)
    xxxxxx xxxxxA
    xxxxxx xxxxxA

    Ex. 1a)
    "one day I plan to see amongst all of this, smoke and the ashes
    to be a part of this hip hop when you, hopelessly gassed kid"

    this is a fairly simple rhyme scheme, the end of each bar is what rhymes. basic, but a good start.

    Ex. 2)
    xxxxxA xxxxxB
    xxxxxA xxxxxB

    Ex. 2a)
    "I try to see the light but Its seems to me it's dimmin
    and every time i try to do whats right I end up sinnin"

    notice the words "light" and "right" approx. in the middle of each bar. that adds an internal rhyme scheme to this.. this is a little more advanced but not hard to get the hang of once you get crackin at it. as well as you have the original end words rhyming..

    Ex. 3)

    xxAxxx xxxxxA
    xxAxxx xxxxxA

    Ex. 3a)
    "I'm tired of wakin-up, havin ta take-the-bus
    sick a not makin-bucks, an bein... flat on my face-wit-luck"

    this takes a little more practice and as you get better with multisyllable rhyming you will find this scheme alot easier.

    Ex. 4)

    A B C D E
    A B C D E

    Ex. 4a)

    " I spray fools like grafitti with my nouns and verbs
    and stay cool like tahitti smokin pounds of herb"

    FLOW needs its own section.
    Like the starter of this thread, I'm not posting to imply my own talents, but rather my weaknesses.
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  2. nO gOoD!

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    FLOW-
    syllable count is not enough. Nor is rhyme.

    The best jump off point is to begin regarding which syllables are stressed and which are unstressed. You'll notice some naturally "glom" together.
    [This happens in music also when notes sort of join, but I don't really know sh** about music. (anyone out there wanna throw in?)]

    Anyway, when a group (2 or 3 usually) of syllables glom together, that's called a metrical foot.

    Patterns of metrical feet and rhymes have a lot of different names based on the type of feet used, how many are used in a line, and the pattern of the end-rhymes (if any).

    Two basic types of feet (randomly chosen)= iamb and dactyl. iam = unstressed syllable + stressed:
    da-DUM. dactly = stressed syllable + unstressed syllable + unstressed: DUM-diddy

    To keep lines regular, use a regular kind of foot.
    To keep from a monotonous chant, throw in a few variations. Playing with the variations is one place masters show out- once they've established some pattern.

    When syllable counts and rhymes are in place, but you hear a strain as some words or syllables are hurried through, it's because although the number of syllables is cool, the number of feet is not and the regularity/rhythm of the feet is not. Playing with the stresses created in a line when you set up a rhythm, then introduce a word that doesn't fit, but the rhythm drives you to say it differently is a great source of effects.
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  3. Mc BluePrint

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    Introduction

    The Name Is BluePrint, And I'm Bringing That Fresh Flow//
    I Battle And Free Like A Crazy Guy And Wreck Shows//
    Peeps Want To Be Thugs But Can't Get Past The Tresh hold//
    I Ain't Running 'Round In Circles, I Can't Be Less Bold//
    My Flow Is Complicated Like Math//
    In The Physical Universe You Occupy, You'll Die On My Path//
    I Kill Instrumentals, And Impress Guys//
    Above Y'all Just Like Walter Sergei Skinner In X-Files//
    I Am Smooth And Rude, Break The Roof In The Booth//
    Don't Test Me 'Cuz You'll Be Leaving The Scene Without Your Shoes//
    God I Miss The Old-School Raps//
    'Cuz Most Mc's Today Think It's Only 'Bout Wearing Cool Hats//
    So On Every Corner Of The Block You Hear A Fool Rap//
    I Sink 'Em To Bottom Of The Sea Like "Bootstraps"//
    Now Who's That? It's Mc BluePrint//
    I Be Bringin' Flavor To The Thirsty Like Cool Drinks//
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  4. Silentt L

    Silentt L Registered Deity

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    Thanks for posting MC Blueprint. I have read your lyrics and you are shitty. Hope this helps.
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    Ferocious Fists Surprise Bitch...

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  6. Mc BluePrint

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    Sounds Like Some Peeps Want To Battle? Holla...
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  7. nO gOoD!

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    dude I didn't post this thread to critique verses.
    plus the shit was mad weak.
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  8. Mc BluePrint

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    Like the starter of this thread, I'm not posting to imply my own talents, but rather my weaknesses. (?)
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  9. nO gOoD!

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    roger that
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  10. nO gOoD!

    nO gOoD! Life Music :: Press Play

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    fucking army slang creepin out n shit.
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  11. Silentt L

    Silentt L Registered Deity

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    so... That's what you got out of what I said? Jesus Christ. You are shitty ergo battling you would be the very last thing I'd want to do.
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  12. Mc BluePrint

    Mc BluePrint New Member

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    Yeah whatever silentt l, just be silent or something..

    Say, anyone heard anything new 'bout Blind Fury?
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  13. Silentt L

    Silentt L Registered Deity

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    I bet you cut4beiber.
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  14. Halloween Jack

    Halloween Jack Heavens Demon

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    think he bled to death.

    ill breakdown btw. this should get stickied.
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  15. MC Shogun

    MC Shogun New Member

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    well hello there
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  16. Halloween Jack

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    dead@burnt butt.
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  17. itz WaLa

    itz WaLa A.K.A Immortal Thoughts

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    No Good are u from South Sac? I know a chill ass dreadhead near tha downtown mall who goes by NoGood / BadNewz.. If not my bad bruh
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  18. Katastrofik

    Katastrofik THE SOUND OF L.I

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    Look, hes asking for help and yall jumped him, lol.

    The dojos gone, theres no place for newbies to get advice.

    Blueprint, change ya name, theres already a blueprint..

    Then post your writtens in the text area for critique.
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  19. nO gOoD!

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    @Katastrofik I wasn't asking for help only to help out others.. although on that note I always appreciate good feedback to my written verses in order to improve and step my pen game up.
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  20. willymuff2

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    thanks for all this shit it really makes things complicated lol
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