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Shop : Dictionaries,
poetry handbooks
and other useful
word resources

Some of the weighty tomes listed below are essential, some just handy–while some may all too easily be overused to the detriment of your writing, so beware. Moderation in all things.

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Bartlett's Roget's Thesaurus
Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Merriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary
The Art and Craft of Poetry
The Chicago Manual of Style : The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers (14th Edition)
The Compact Oxford English Dictionary/Book, Magnifying Glass and User's Guide
The Complete Rhyming Dictionary
The Concise Roget's International Thesaurus
The Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form
The New Comprehensive American Rhyming Dictionary
The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (2 Vol. Set; Thumb Indexed Edition)
The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage
The Poetry Dictionary
The Poet's Handbook

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