Top 5 Poems on Shmoop for April (National Poetry Month)

Alas, t’is time to bid National Poetry Month a fond adieu.

Rather than go all misty-eyed, choked-up, broken-heartedly emo on you, we wanted to mark the end of the month on a celebratory note. Voila, our Poetry Top 5 lists.

Most Popular Poems on Shmoop for April, 2009

  1. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, by T.S. Eliot
  2. The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe
  3. My Last Duchess, by Robert Browning
  4. Ozymandias, by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  5. Death, be not proud (Holy Sonnet 10), by John Donne

Most-Searched Poets on Shmoop for April, 2009

  1. Emily Dickinson
  2. Robert Frost
  3. Langston Hughes
  4. John Donne
  5. Walt Whitman

Fall for any of the 54 Poetry Study Guides in Shmoop Poetry

Also, remember that today (April 30) is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Read a poem to the people you love. Or want to love. Go get ‘em, Tyger.

New this week on Shmoop: Ch-ch-changes

Hi from Shmoop HQ -

Change is in the air. We at Shmoop promise you continual change and lots of surprises. We also like to gossip and we’ve got some juicy news for you.

We announced our launch (drumroll, please)

+ We just announced our launch on Nov. 11 (so we could share our special day with Vonnegut’s and Dostoyevsky’s birthdays, while saluting our vets).

+ See our press release and links to our news coverage at the Shmoop Dept. of Propaganda

We Opened our Blog – “Much Ado About Shmooping

+ Check out updates, musings, and daily pieces of brain candy. Leave us comments, and let us know what you’d like to see us do with our Blog.

+ Our opening salvo is the “Shmoop Students’ Bill of Rights

Hitting the Road with Student Journalists

+ Ellen Siminoff (our CEO) was the keynote speaker at the recent Associated College Press national conference in Kansas City. Highlights included great BBQ and making lots of new friends. We’ve posted Ellen’s keynote presentation online.

+ Shmoop will be at the JEA/NSPA (high school media national conference) this weekend in St. Louis. Shmoop’s own Brady Wood will present a talk on student media Friday at 11am. Come by and say hello!

New Content on Shmoop

Trifecta! With the Addition of Dante’s Paradiso, We’ve Shmooped the Complete Divine Comedy
+ Inferno, by Dante
+ Purgatorio, by Dante
+ Paradiso, by Dante

Also New this Week in Shmoop Literature:
+ Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
+ Tess of the D’Ubervilles, by Thomas Hardy
+ The Lady with the Dog, a short story by Anton Chekhov
+ The Lottery, a short story by Shirley Jackson
+ House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton
+ The Flies, a play by Jean-Paul Sartre
+ Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, a play by Tom Stoppard

New in Shmoop Poetry:
+ We Real Cool, by Gwendolyn Brooks
+ Kubla Khan, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
+ Dulce et Decorum Est, by Wilfred Owen
New in Shmoop U.S. History:
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