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  • as inpoetry
  • as inrhyme

synonyms for doggerel

  • verse
  • paean
  • poems
  • poesy
  • rhyme
  • rime
  • rune
  • song
  • stanza
  • versification
  • balladry
  • metrical composition
  • rhyming
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How to use doggerel in a sentence

Some scornful commentator has called this doggerel; but I would that all doggerel were as interesting.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
The old words which Burns's songs superseded were wretched doggerel; not such were the ancient Greek heroic lays.
HOMER AND HIS AGEANDREW LANG
On the left wall, as one faces the choir, is a curious doggerel inscription to one Busbie.
MILTON'S ENGLANDLUCIA AMES MEAD
He seems to have spent the greater part of his useless life in composing doggerel verses which he addressed to his sisters.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
The Atlantic cable was a theme of inspiration for innumerable sermons and a prodigious quantity of doggerel.
HEROES OF THE TELEGRAPHJ. MUNRO
I leave him a bit of Latin composition, and what do I find but an endless doggerel ballad on What's his name?
MAGNUM BONUMCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
I send you some doggerel lines, the crude fruit of a lonely walk last evening when the words of one of our martyrs occurred to me.
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. I (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
The meeting opened with the singing of a popular hymn which carried a refrain catchy enough but running to doggerel.
THE MAJORRALPH CONNOR
And Lieutenant Tempest began singing an impromptu doggerel, which the sailors thought the most perfect poetry ever written.
THE CRUISE OF THE "LIVELY BEE"JOHN DE MORGAN
The doggerel verse into which the German text is translated, is about equal in artistic excellence to the painting.
LETTERS FROM SWITZERLANDSAMUEL IRENUS PRIME
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DOGGEREL

  • balladry
  • doggerel
  • metrical composition
  • paean
  • poems
  • poesy
  • rhyme
  • rhyming
  • rime
  • rune
  • song
  • stanza
  • verse
  • versification
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