April is National Poetry Month

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?