ENG 106- Intro to Poetry: Getting Started

This guide is for Alison Apotheker's online class, ENG 106: Intro to Poetry, to support research into the historical and biographical contexts of poems and literary movements.


This guide is designed to help students do research on the historical and biographical context of poetry and poets for Alison Apotheker's Introduction to Poetry class.

Explicate that poem! Incorporate a source!

A little help with how to explicate a poem and incorporate a quote from a poem into an essay.

American history and literary movements

Here are some resources to explore aspects of American history and literature. Learn more about literary movements such as the Transcendentalist, Beat Poets and Harlem Renaissance, and explore the experiences of Native American and African American people, including enslavement, through primary and secondary sources.

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The Library search box is your starting point to find books, ebooks, DVDs, and other materials.

Rita Dove on The Power of Poetry

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