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I need to find a fiction poem for my English 132 class. I also need 2 reviews about this poem because I need to write a paper about this.

Could you please help me find a poem and a review, or at least point me in the right direction! Thanks.
Last Updated: Jul 13, 2012  |  16 Views
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If you wanted famous older (and out-of-copyright) poems like William Blake’s “The Tyger”, Emily Dickinson’s “130: These are the days when Birds come back”, or “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer, check out Project Gutenberg online or Bartleby, both freely available online.


These types of poems have advantages in that they are both much easier to obtain and have more critical literature available on them.  Try JSTOR, ProQuest Literature and Language, Literature Resource Center, or MLA International Bibliography with a search like:


kilmer AND trees

dickinson AND birds come back


Examples of articles in these databases that deal with the specific poems mentioned above include:

Blake’s ‘Tyger’ as Miltonic Beast by Paul Miner

Kilmer’s ‘Trees’ by Burton Pollin

Delight Deterred by Retrospect: Emily Dickinson's Late-Summer Poems by Ernest Sandeen


For more recent poems by contemporary poets, check out our ebooks in collections like eBrary

 (start with a search like: poetry anthology).  It has a number of volumes of poetry, as well as poetry criticism (including on some of those out-of-copyright ones listed above, like Poetry of William Blake).  Some volumes there include:


Intwasa Poetry by Jane Morris

Romantic Poetry by Angela Esterhammer

Modern English War Poetry by Tim Kendall

Selection of Modern Italian Poetry in Translation by Roberta Payne

Inclined to Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry by Hayan Charara


The above databases are good for these as well, although JSTOR will not have the most recent works.


Let me know if I can be of any help in your search.




Matt Dilworth

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