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Alexa Skills: For the Poet that Doesn’t Know It

Here’s a nifty new skill that my youngest daughter just loves – well, and I find it pretty handy myself.

If you’ve ever tried writing a poem for a custom greeting card or just for some tomfoolery, the Rhyming Words skill is extremely useful for matching those hard to rhyme words with a close cousin. Personally, I wish that it would give a list of words you could choose from, but you only get one response for every query. And, sometimes the words are iffy so you have to keep trying. For example, the skill says the word “chapel” rhymes with the word “purple.” That’s stretching it a bit for me. And, then, sometimes the skill can’t find a rhyme at all.  “Gesundheit” produced no results – but Alexa told me so and then asked to try another word.

Where to get it: You can locate the Rhyming Skill in the Amazon Alexa app, enable it using your voice, or use the following web link: Rhyming Words

Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Dot, Tap, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with Reverb.ai.


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