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Writing Tools

Here are a few sites to help poets lost for words: definitions, synonyms, rhymes and near-rhymes; dictionaries, thesauri. 

We would love to include more sites in this section. Voices Israel members: this is your resource list! If you know about a cool resource that you think deserves a place in this list - or a category we haven't covered yet - just drop a line to our Webmistress and we'll check it out (the final decision about whether to include a link rests with Voices).

The Poetry Kit -

A U.K. site which offers an extensive listing of poetry events, competitions and magazines from around the English-speaking world: the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Africa, India. It also includes  lists of publishers, poetry organizations, grants, workshops and courses, and much more.

A new service currently under development is to enable any poet to create a page of their own on Poetry Kit's new Who's Who including poems, bio, publication links.

A U.S. site run by Rick Lupert.  PSH welcomes English-language poets and poetry from any country. Runs an annual poetry contest, a "poetry exchange", various services such as a daily "poetry writing prompt" and a huge directory of resources. Features two poets a week; maintains a large archive of submitted poems and poets; encourages poets to add to the directory a link to their own website. "The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people's poetry as possible."

Because this site is equally a resource site for writing tools (lists of poets, poetry resources, publishers, online publications; offers a bookstore) and a large compendium of poetry, it is included both here and in the "Compendia" section.

Despite its name, this is not merely a rhyme dictionary, but a search engine for finding relationships between words – and much more than a thesaurus! Enter a word and choose between rhymes, near rhymes, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, related words, definitions, examples of use in poems, quotations search and more.

Finds end rhymes, beginning rhymes, double and triple rhymes, “last syllable” near-rhymes (where the last syllable of the two words sounds the same, e.g. pleat/complete) and first-syllable near-rhymes.

An online dictionary that contains a huge collection of rhyme entries for almost any given word in English. It divides search results by syllables (one-syllable rhyming words, two-syllable and so on). Words can be rated, heard using voice pronunciation and translated into many languages. Also includes fun stuff such as the word’s popularity (frequency of use) rank. But unlike RhymeZone and Rhymer, it includes only true rhymes, not other relationships between words.