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Poetry: Home

Here you will find library and internet resources for research on topics and themes around Poetry


Resources and research strategies in this guide will be useful to anyone enrolled in a class, or in a degree or certificate program on a related subject. This guide can be helpful for research projects that focus on topics in the subject, or for personal interest, enjoyment, and enrichment.

Useful and Relevant Search Words

These are some of the search words that students may need for poetry writing or for a research project. Other words may be useful in addition to those listed below. Consult your textbook, class notes, or assignment guidelines for topic ideas.


Use specific words. Use only one or two words. Try both plural and singular forms. Try varying combinations. Try words for specific issues relevant to the topic.Try both technical and common usage words. Try names of relevant places or persons.

  • American Poetry
  • American Poets
  • Beat Poetry
  • Ballads
  • Bards
  • British Poets
  • Children's Poetry
  • Christmas Poetry
  • English Literature
  • Famous Poets
  • Haiku
  • Hymns
  • Lyric
  • Meter
  • Odes
  • Poetics
  • Poets
  • Poetry
  • Poetry- 21st Century
  • Religious Poetry
  • Rhythms
  • Sonnet
  • Stanzas
  • Verse

Citation Styles

Always ask your instructor what citation style should be used for research projects. See below for links to helpful resources.

Tutoring and writing help

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For Del Norte and Distance Education students

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