April showers bring May flowers, but for fans of poetry, this month is all about celebrating the emotional power of poems. Whether narrative, dramatic, or lyrical, classic or contemporary, poetry speaks to our hearts and souls through language. Help your students celebrate National Poetry Month with Bloom’s Literature.
Updated to Keep Poetry Fresh in Your Classroom
In addition to providing educators and students with easy access to thousands of full-text poems, we’ve recently updated the site with even more works, including T. S. Eliot’s “The Hollow Men,” Langston Hughes’s “The Weary Blues,” and Countee Cullen’s “Yet Do I Marvel,” along with poems by William Butler Yeats, Marianne Moore, Hart Crane, and many more. More than a dozen engaging video documentaries have also been added on such major American poets as Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Sylvia Plath, Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, and many others.
What’s more, Bloom’s Literature now includes a substantial new collection of Bloom’s criticism that has never before appeared in any digital product. To round out Bloom’s critical coverage, the database features new critical articles on over one hundred 20th-century American poets, ranging from such acclaimed literary legends as Langston Hughes and Robert Frost, to newer and more diverse voices who have only recently begun to receive their critical due, including Adrienne Rich, May Swenson, and Marilyn Hacker, among many others.
From William Blake to William Butler Yeats
To help deepen students’ understanding and appreciation of poetry, the award-winning literature database includes many special features, including “How to Write About Literature,” a section that offers crucial, exclusive research guidance and advice for students writing essays on great literary works and writers, including Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, and Walt Whitman. Bloom’s Literature also includes sample essay topics on countless great poets and their works, extensive collections of critical essays on a spectrum of poets, and new timeline entries covering events in hundreds of poets’ lives.
And, if you’re looking for fun poetry assignments and projects to incorporate into the classroom this month (or any month!), we’ve got you covered.
What Is Bloom’s Literature?
The award-winning Bloom’s Literature database is rich with relevant content on the most studied and researched authors and works. Students will find exactly what they need without having to wade through an uncurated search. Educators will appreciate the thoughtful organization and important curriculum tools to help with lesson plans, assignments, and independent study.
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