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Some helpful databases for Honors and AP Lit can be found in the:

  • Literary Criticism
    The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
  • World Book Club
    A discussion with world authors about their most famous works
  • Dictionary of Symbolism
    Explanations for commonly used symbolism in literature. Searchable.
  • The Literary Encyclopedia
    A source for descriptive profiles on thousands of English Language writers, works, and topics. These profiles are reviewed and edited by an editorial board.
  • LitLinks
    Includes short biographies and web links to resources for a multitude of authors, past and present. Search for authors or browse alphabetically by last name.
  • A Bibliography of Literary Theory, Criticism, and Philology
    Bibliography with over 20,000 entries dedicated to the study of literary theory and criticism of authors writing in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Also covers linguistics, cultural studies, discourse analysis, and general philology.
  • Poetry Foundation
    Contains a vast amount of information on poetry and poets including search tool for poetry, reading guide and online journal, and provides many resources for events related to poetry.
  • Poet’s Corner
    “Explore the lives, works and influences of two-score and ten of the world’s most beloved and oft’ studied poets.” Includes biographies, a timeline, a quiz, and other activities.
  • Scansion
    A tool to help speakers read poems aloud with ease and confidence. Users learn to “scan” a line of poetry to understand it rhythmically.
  • Modern American Poetry
    Aims to provide “a single clearinghouse for some of the best criticism on the best poets of our time.” Includes biographical information, bibliographies, criticism, commentary, and links to online copies of works on major modern American

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