Find It, Read It, Write About It

Find a favorite poem, play or book, then read an explanation of it from the critics.

  • Find information for your paper or literary analysis. 
  • Get the story behind the story.
  • Discover the hidden themes of a novel or poem for your next book club.
Think CliffsNotes, but with a thumbs up from your teacher.

What You Get

  • Essays of literary criticism
  • Full-text poems, short stories, novels, speeches and plays
  • Ability to search by nationality, ethnicity, gender, first line, character name, etc.
  • and more...

What You Need

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