Describes the beginnings of American poetry, beginning with a publication in 1610. Click through the 18 sections to get the full picture. Extracted from The Cambridge History of English and American Literature.
Wordsworth was a defining member of the English Romantic Movement. This is the starting point for selecting poems chronologically by title index or alphabetically by first line.
Contains full text of "Donne's Relation to Petrarch," as appears in "The Cambridge History of English and American Literature." Explains how Donne broke the Petrarchian poetic style.
Describes the themes and writing style of early New England historians. Clicking on the names at the bottom of each page will take you to information about individual historians.
Electronic text of Thomas Palgrave's book, "The Golden Treasury: Of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language". There are several ways to find the poem that you want to study: by author, by title, by first line, and by chronology. Excellent resource.
Excerpt taken from "The Cambridge History of English and American Literature," this site places Donne amidst Elizabethan poets of his era and defines Donne apart from them.
This Cambridge History of English and American Literature entry is part two in a discussion of the life and work of John Skelton leading up to his poem "Phyllyp Sparowe."
This encyclopedia, "The Cambridge History of English and American Literature" provided by Bartleby.com, includes information of regionalism in poetry located in section X 'Later Poets'. Check out 1.Poets of East and West 5. The Middle States and 12. The West.