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Full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays with summaries, biographies and photographs.

LitFinder provides in-depth and constantly updated information on authors and their works, from ancient Persian poetry and Restoration plays to modern day political speeches. 

«     10,000 plays, stories, essays and speeches spanning antiquity to the present day

«     126,500 full-text poems

«     650 nationalities and ethnicities represented

«     850 Spanish-language poems with English translations

«     3,500 poems and stories published in the current year–an anthology of the best new work from established and emerging authors

«     27,000 women writers represented

Other useful features:

Explanations: 865 concise, expert-written essays on specific works of literature

Glossary of Terms:  More than 150 poetic terms

Exploring Poetry:  More than 25 expert-written discussions covering most 20th-century poetic schools and movements, including Harlem Renaissance, Beat Movement, and Imagism.  Also includes Native American, British, Colonial and Civil War Poetry.

Author of the Month: Spotlights an author of contemporary or historical interest.


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