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Canadian Literature & Poetry
in English

Reading and Writing About Poetry & Literature

Research Handbook

Literary Research and Canadian Literature: Strategies and Sources Reznowski, Gabriella N. Outlines research strategies and recommends the best tools, print and online (including bibliographies, journal indexes, archival collections and other resources), for researching various topics in Canadian literature in both English and French.

Writing Handbooks & Close Reading

A Short Guide to Writing About Literature Barnet, Sylvan and William E. Cain Advice on reading and writing analytically about various types of literary forms including fiction, drama, and poetry.
PN 81 .B35 2012 Reference
Writing About Literature Roberts, Edgar V., editor Introduces a number of analytical approaches important in the study of literature, along with guidance for writing informative and well-focused themes based on these approaches, including close reading.
PE 1408 .R593 2012 Reference & Stacks
How a Poem Moves: A Field Guide for Readers of Poetry Sol, Adam A collection of 35 short essays that walks readers through an array of contemporary poems, with the aim of instructing them how to analyze and appreciate poetry.
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers Mondern Language Association of America The Handbook is not only limited to the mechanics of incoporating the MLA style into research papers. It also contains helpful advice on avoiding plagiarism and the importance of correctly documenting cited sources.
PN 147 .G53 2016 Reference & Stacks


A Glossary of Literary Terms Abrams, M. H., and Geoffrey G. Harpham A complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging essays that explore the definitions and their context.
PN 41 .A184 2015 Reference
A Handbook to Literature Harmon, William Considered a classic in the field of literary studies, the handbook explains literary terms, and includes types of literary criticism, genres and movements, with emphasis on the American literary history.
PN 41 .H6 2012 Reference
Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism Groden, Michael, Martin Kreiswirth, and Imre Szeman, editors Contains entries on a broad spectrum of topics in literary theory and criticism, including major theorists, movements, and philosophical approaches to the study of literature.

reviewed & updated 19 May 2021 | compiled by Agatha Barc, MI