Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Rhyme and Reason

Category: Dojo, Java, Showcase

Rhyme & Reason provides a rich text editor for composing poems, automatically scans each line’s meter as you type and displays the marked up line in a panel below the editor. I believe it is the only online tool that can read a line of poetry and scan it automatically. It also supports scanning an entire poem for meter and rhyme scheme.

Rhyme & Reason’s has the ability to code perfect and slant rhymes in different colors and it also provides sophisticated word search through an integrated dictionary, rhyming dictionary and thesaurus combination.

You can search for words by rhyme, meter, syllable, related words and more. The site also supports publishing your poems to the site, submitting comments, recommending poems, and a library of classic poems (currently on the first several Shakespeare sonnets, but many more are coming soon.)

Evan Simeone built Rhyme & Reason based on Dojo Toolkit and FCK Editor, with Java/Spring/Hibernate/MySQL on the back end.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:35 am

3.9 rating from 29 votes


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what’s with the popup on registration? it scared me off… good job, i never got to see the actual web app.

Comment by c0ke — June 14, 2007

Yes, I know. The application looks best in a full frame, but I will shortly be making it optional, so that users can either open in the current frame or a new one. Thanks for the feedback.

Comment by Evan Simeone — June 14, 2007

I am impressed about this! The idea itself is just fascinating! Any chance of supporting other languages, too?

Comment by Kevinin — June 14, 2007

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