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This is a list of the best resources for research on a poem.  These resources cover literary criticisms, imagery, symbolism, theories, and more. Below this list is a reminder about what works cited page might contain. It could have various sources from aligned arts, history, geography, gender, politics, and more. 


How to Find Poetry Criticism in Print in the William C. Bonaudi Library

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Reisman, R. M. C. (2011). Critical Survey of Poetry: Vol. 4th ed. editor, Rosemary M. Canfield Reisman. Salem Press.

Critical Survey of PoetryUse the table of contents to find the desired area.
This covers synopses and history of poetry from around the world, African-American, Latino, Latino-American, and more. It also discusses literary movements such as Harlem Renaissance and Beat poets.
This work also has essays on literary criticism : 
Criticism from Plato to Eliot,  Archetypal and Psychological Criticism,  Cultural Criticism,  Feminist Criticism,  Formalistic Criticism,  Linguistic Criticism,  Marxist Criticism,  New Historicism, Postcolonial Criticism, Queer Theory Structuralist, and Poststructuralist Criticism.

Anatomy of Poetry Criticism References


This is an illustration of what types of literature can be useful in writing a poetry analysis.  


Click on the numbers for the description

Article used for this demonstration: 

Schroeder, P. R. (2002). Rootwork: Arthur flowers, Zora Neale Hurston, and the “literary hoodoo” tradition. African American

          Review, 36(2), 263–272.



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