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English: Literature, Rhetoric, and Composition: Poetry

Library Databases

These databases all provide access to encyclopedic information and/or scholarly articles on literature in general as well as poetry in particular. If you are off-campus, you will be asked to enter your myNEU username and password before entering the databases.

Online Resources

Don't miss the Multimedia tab (above) for online audio and video poetry resources!

Poetry in the Library: Selected Titles

Reference Books

We have many reference books on poetry, but these are some of my favorites.

The Facts on File companions are excellent for getting information about poets, styles and elements of poetry (free verse, iambic pentameter, etc.), and specific poems. (You can now check these out of the library, too!) Use the Columbia Granger indexes when you need to locate a specific poem but don't know where it might have been published.

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