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A library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 328 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources. If you have problems accessing this database, use this alternate URL (select databases from the menu, and then Literature Online from the list of databases).
Sample Searches and Additional Poetry Resources in GoWYLD.net
Under the subject, Student Research, selectHigh School (Gale In Context). Selecting Browse Topic, you will find: Poetry. This includes a poetry overview, Critical Thinking questions for students to consider, major works and authors.
From the main page, you can conduct a search, for example, poets. Then narrow to Creative Works. This will result in poems that Include notes within the poem to explain and define. Poets such as, Keats, Milton, Frost, Palmer, Holmes.
Exploring Poetry (search “exploring poetry” Publication Title in Advanced Search)
Select Manhole Covers. (result # 18 on April 6, 2021) Notice the More Like This links on the right that allow for deeper exploration of the work.
For book titles, take a look at Books & Authors. Select nonfiction + humanities. Then search poetry to browse titles. Or try an advanced search selecting nonfiction, young adult and subject poetry boxes. No need to add terms to search boxes to get results.
From ProQuest Learning-Literature (Genre pages-Haiku): “Haikai, literally meaning "humorous," veers from the traditional Renga mainly in theme. Rather than focusing on courtly life, Basho and other Haikai poets wrote about everyday life, sometimes in such a way that led to comic overtones in the poem.”
Although some liberties have been taken with the form, Haiku is still popular today. While the inclusion of a seasonal reference is sometimes omitted, nature is often a central theme. Modern Haiku are usually broken into three lines to mark the five-seven-five syllable pattern.