How do we love poetry? Let us count the ways…
We receive a lot of love from teachers and students for our analysis and coverage of poetry. Students tell us that they are naturally drawn to poetry, but often feel stymied by the difficulty of interpreting and analyzing the subject. Shmoop is here to help.
There’s really only one reason that poetry has gotten a reputation for being so darned “difficult”: it demands your full attention and won’t settle for less.
To help teachers and students get more comfortable with poetry, we offer a Shmoop Poetry Primer:
What would you like to see us add to our Poetry Primer? What are your favorite tips and tricks for teaching and understanding poetry?
Hi from Shmoop HQ,
Snow (in Houston), mean old Mr. Grinch (on television), and ugly sweater parties (everywhere). Oh, yes, it’s December. And that means finals are here, too.
Sharpen your brain for final exams and papers.
Shmoop now covers more than 200 topics:
Shmoop packed on the pounds just in time for finals. Let’s call it our “Freshman 18.”
New in Shmoop Literature:
- The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
- Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- “In the Penal Colony,” by Franz Kafka
- A View from the Bridge, by Arthur Miller
- Saint Joan, by George Bernard Shaw
- The Man in the Iron Mask, by Alexandre Dumas
- “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” by Gabriel García Márquez
- “A Perfect Day for Bananafish,” by J.D. Salinger
- For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway
- “The Tell-Tale Heart,” by Edgar Allan Poe
- The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James
- “The King of the Bingo Game,” by Ralph Ellison
New in Shmoop Poetry:
Are we missing something on your reading list? Let us know.
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