Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Free Rhyme Dictionary with VersePerfect

Sometime ago while “googling” for a rhyme dictionary, I ran across a free software version of the McGill English Dictionary of Rhyme that included VersePerfect, a cutting-edge verse editor. Soon after downloading it, I discovered this electronic reference is a useful tool that can quickly become a songwriter’s friend. The software is versatile, easy to use, and can be run from a USB thumb/jump drive making it highly portable for anyone on the go.

Dedicated by American poet, Bryant H McGill to “fellow poets everywhere,” The McGill English Dictionary of Rhyme with VersePerfect is available for free from various download sites (google it) or from McGill’s own website. It is considered to be the most extensive rhyming reference ever created, and has many applications beyond songwriting. I enjoy using it, and encourage fellow songwriters to visit McGill’s website and discover it’s possibilities for themselves.