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Use this research guide for exploring, researching, and enjoying poetry.

What is Poetry?

What is Poetry? Traditionally, poetry has been defined as verse (as opposed to prose) written using a variety of different meters, rhymes, and poetic devices which can vary greatly depending on the language.  As poetry progresses, the definition of what defines poetry changes.  Modern poets are not content to be confined by narrow rules and embrace many forms of meter, rhyme, and poetic devices.Tennyson books


Welcome to the Poetry Research Guide.  This guide will help you locate all the information needed to complete your project.  If you need need peer-reviewed articles, look under the Databases/Articles tab.  Search for books using the online catalog under the Books tab.  This guide also has helpful information for writing your paper and citing your sources.  If there is something you need help with, please use the library contact information found under the Need Help tab to ask a reference librarian for assistance.