Sj HollandFemale, 58, United States(6/28/2013 9:52:00 PM)
Though you can always employ poetic license and other tools in rhyming poetry, consult a rhyming dictionary sometimes. Use some " true" and exact rhyming words to tighten your verse. There are many words that sound similar, or can pass for rhyming, but what about exact rhymes? If you've never consulted a rhyming dictionary, you're missing something. Once you remind yourself how to sound out your phonetics, recall a, e, i, o, u sounds, and learn how the dictionary is laid out, you're on your way to identifying the exact word that will solidify your poem. I am a free verse poet, who writes occasional rhyming verse. I love my little rhyming dictionary because it's an invaluable tool that helps me to create a well-tuned and professional poem.