LITERATURE

 

Poetry

http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/index.htm   Modern American Poetry -a description from an amazing site: 'What makes MAPS unique is its emphasis on collaborative process. MAPS is not a single, didactic edifice that hides its agenda behind a veil of authority. It is a living, breathing conversation between hundreds of poets, scholars, and readers, constantly growing and presented in an eminently clear and usable way. Extraordinary in its depth and breadth, and a one-of-a-kind resource for teaching modern American poetry, MAPS provides a single clearinghouse for some of the best criticism on the best poets of our time.'
http://www.poets.org/index.cfm  Browse by a poet's last name. Go to Listening booth to hear the poem.
http://www.ibiblio.org/ipa/  a selection of Phillip Levine, Seamus Heaney, Czeslaw Milosz, Robert Pinsky, Yusef Komunyakaa, Margaret Walker and Richard Wilbur's works with audio files (recordings of the readings and commentaries).
http://www.ketzle.com/frost/  Robert Frost, America's Poet - Scroll to the links to many of his poems.
http://frost.freehosting.net/  The Road Not Taken - Robert Frost's Lesser Known Poems.
http://www.frostfriends.org/cookpage.html  Reginald L. Cook shares his experience of walking through woods with Robert Frost.
http://www.poetryexpress.org/  Poetry Express will help you write, edit, and revise poetry.
http://www.lit.kobe-u.ac.jp/~hishika/20c_poet.htm  Read 20th Century Poetry.

Fiction/Nonfiction

http://www.delmar.edu/engl/wrtctr/  Click Handouts and then Writing about Literature.
http://www.learner.org/resources/series181.html?pop=yes&vodid=126101&pid=1963#  A series of workshops for teachers that connects cultural, political, and religious artifacts to the literature they teach. The site includes 8 video-based programs presented by Annenberg Center for Public Broadcasting. Sign-up is free.
http://www.literaturepage.com/  The Literature Page: Read classic books, plays, stories, poems, essays, and speeches online.   
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/ebooks/ebooklist.html  University of Virginia's E-Book Library offers a wide range of literature for online reading enjoyment.
http://www.lehigh.edu/~dek7/SSAWW/links.htm  Browse links listed by the Society for the Study of American Women Writers
http://edsitement.neh.gov/  Click Literature and Language Arts for lesson plans on many literary works. A great site for teachers!
http://edsitement.neh.gov/tab_lesson.asp?subjectArea=1  More lesson plans from Edsitement on Art and Culture topics.
http://www.indiana.edu/~letrs/vwwp/index.html  Select "Proceed to Victorian Women's Writers Collection." Check HTML as mode of access and then click "Proceed to Collection." Enjoy a wealth of Victorian writing at its best.
http://www.bibliomania.com/0/-/frameset.html  Under Research, choose a section: Biographies, Non-Fiction, Reference, Religions Texts and then select a topic to research.
http://english.berkeley.edu/Postwar/genres.html  This site introduces various genres in Post World War II Literature and culture
http://libraries.mit.edu/guides/subjects/literature/twentieth.html  This site offers comprehensive Literature Resources for literary works of the 20th - 21st Century.
http://www.mantex.co.uk/ou/a319/a319-00.htm  Study resources for a wide range of 20th century literature
http://www.bibliomania.com/0/-/frameset.html A link to many Study Guides on great works of literature 
http://voices.cla.umn.edu/newsite/index.htm This site focuses on the lives and works of North American women writers of color.
http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/London/ Learn about Jack London, read his works, listen to music, view documents and images of his life and times.
http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~stephan/Steinbeck  The novels of California's premier writer, John Steinbeck, are featured here along with additional links to each novel.
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/johnstei.htm  Read about John Steinbeck's life and literary works.
http://www.webenglishteacher.com/steinbeck.html  This teacher's site provides Lesson Plans for John Steinbeck's novels
http://www.greatauk.com/wqfigures.html  You will find quizzes on Figures of Speech here.
http://www.virtualsalt.com/litterms.htm  A comprehensive glossary of Literary Terms
http://www.uky.edu/ArtsSciences/Classics/rhetoric.html  A glossary of rhetorical terms with examples.
http://www.wwnorton.com/nael/welcome.htm  A Web Companion to the Norton Anthology of English Literature includes periods of literary history from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century and has links to topics for each period.

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