Poetry for Students

  • Series Name: Poetry for Students Series
  • Volume 60
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  • ISBN-10: 1410365549
  • ISBN-13: 9781410365545
  • DDC: 809.1
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 350 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2018, 2018, 2018
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released December 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Each volume of Poetry for Students contains easily accessible and content-rich discussions of the literary and historical background of 16 works from various cultures and time periods. Each poem covered in this new resource was specially chosen by an advisory panel of teachers and librarians -- experts who have helped us define the information needs of students and ensure the age-appropriateness of this reference's content.

See Table of Contents for the list of works included in this volume. Our entire For Students series is available in ebook format.

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Poetry for Students Series

This series is designed specifically to meet the curricular needs of high school and undergraduate college students studying poetry. A quick but information-rich reference source, each volume of POETRY FOR STUDENTS provides analysis of approximately 15-16 poems that teachers and librarians have identified as the most frequently studied in literature courses. You may also be interested in For Students Online - the complete For Students Collection in eBook format. While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions. Call your Sales Rep for details.

Features and Benefits

  • Student friendly: Homework help format, with criticism at high school students’ interest and reading levels.
  • Reader friendly: For patrons interested in more info on the classics or bestsellers they’re reading.
  • Curriculum Connection: Supports standards on study of literature by genre or in historical context and provides read-a-likes for common core activities.
  • Assignment based: For Students designed to match real English projects and the format facilitates compare and contrast, inquiry based activities.
  • Title lists correlate well with textbooks, anthologies.

What's New

  • The internal design of the pages—starting with PFS 60—has been refreshed and modernized (ex. new art on drop pages and sidebars, some format changes), but still keeps the look and feel of the FOR STUDENTS series.
  • The covers—starting with PFS 60—have been refreshed and modernized as well, without losing the current FOR STUDENTS look and feel.
  • In addition, the sidebar line-up has been updated for the entries.
  • Beginning with PFS 60, they are as follows: Media Adaptations (existing); Compare & Contrast (existing); Primary Sources & Other Links (new!); Critical Thinking Questions (new!); Activities for the Classroom (new!); What Do I Read Next? (existing).

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410365646 | ISBN-13: 9781410365644

Table of Contents

How to Write the Great American Indian Novel, by Sherman Alexie.
In the Desert, by Stephen Crane.
I Remember, by Anne Sexton.
Jaguar, by Francisco X. Alarcón.
Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, by William Carlos Williams.
Mama, Come Back, by Nellie Wong.
MCMXIV, by Philip Larkin.
A Musical Instrument, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Naming Myself, by Barbara Kingsolver.
Ode to a Large Tuna in the Market, by Pablo Neruda.
O Me! O Life!, by Walt Whitman.
Rosa Parks, by Nikki Giovanni.
Snow, by David Berman.
Sunworshippers, by Cathy Song.
That Sure Is My Little Dog, by Eleanor Lerman.
There is no Frigate like a Book, by Emily Dickinson.