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http://www.rhymezone.com/ You just type in a word, then select one of the following. Then you have a full list of things to use! Rhymes Near Rhymes Synonyms Antonyms Definition Related words Similar sounding Homophones Match consonants only Match these letters Check spelling of a word Search for pictures Search in Shakespeare Search for quotes
I've always preferred well-executed structured poetry to free verse, and it should be welcomed by open-minded editors. The real question is, are you really willing to change your style in order to capture more of a market that's not very large to begin with?
Duotrope also lists poetry markets; that might be the best place to start looking.
Webster's New World Rhyming Dictionary: Clement Wood's Updated This is the rhyming dictionary I turn to first. It's an update to Clement Wood's classic 1943 reference. The phonetic distribution of words took me a while to learn, but it's a great, fast system once you get a feel for it. My only complaint about this update is that it's too large to fit in a ...
Create your own meter. One that defies the rules. One that does follow constraints but not classical ones, but ones you've created by yourself. My example approach: rhyming scheme: A B A C B D E D C D Five-verse stanzas with one verse rhymed across stanzas. That's unorthodox. That's modern. That's restraining and challenging, but it doesn't fall into ...
http://www.rhymedesk.com is quite good. It has more extensive list of near rhymes than on other sites. Also you can conveniently write your texts and search for words on the same page.
I see someone recommends Rhymezone. I've been using it since my copy of Wood's fell apart and it's no substitute: it has multipe repetitions, vast numbers of words that sound as though they were invented by a desperate rhyming dictionary editor, and their idea of what rhymes with what is plain weird. In what variety of English does "what" rhyme with "butt"? ...
The Song-Writer's Rhyming Dictionary, by Sammy Cahn Out of print, worth looking for. The introduction alone, an essay by the author about the process of lyric writing, is worth the purchase price. The dictionary itself feels like it was hand=picked, and I suspect it was whittled down from a longer list.
The Lyric, "the oldest magazine in North America in continuous publication devoted to traditional poetry", is one periodical that accepts formal verse. The New Formalist seems to be another publisher of formal poetry. (The wikipedia article on New Formalism might be of interest.)
I think the real question should be whether or not there is a market for poetry in general. The structure is really up to the poet, but you need to keep in mind that the reader has to be able to understand it. If you do it just to be different, you risk putting off some people. However, as it was stated already, if you have a reason for it and the reader can ...
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