Poetry for Students (Best Of)

  • Series Name: Poetry for Students Series
  • Volume 61
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  • ISBN-10: 1410388360
  • ISBN-13: 9781410388360
  • DDC: 809.1
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 350 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2019, 2018, 2018
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released June 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This “Best Of” volume of Poetry for Students is comprised of brand new entries on poems that have been previously covered in this series. The entries include poems considered to be part of the literary canon and “most studied” as well as more contemporary and popular works. These entries are completely rewritten and updated, providing a new voice and containing all new criticism and images. “Best Of” volumes continue to feature a diverse mix of author nationality, ethnicity, and gender along with the time period in which the works were written or set.

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.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410388387 | ISBN-13: 9781410388384

Table of Contents

Because I Could Not Stop for Death, by Emily Dickinson.
Duration, by Octavio Paz.
Harlem, by Langston Hughes.
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, by T. S. Eliot.
O Captain! My Captain!, by Walt Whitman.
The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost.
Sonnet 18, by William Shakespeare.
Sonnet 43, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Still I Rise, by Maya Angelou.
There Will Come Soft Rains, by Sara Teasdale.
This Life, by Rita Dove.
To an Athlete Dying Young, by A. E. Housman.
The Tropics in New York, by Claude McKay.
We Real Cool, by Gwendolyn Brooks.