Main Reading Room. Statue of Poetry, Library of Congress

Twenty-One Poems for AP Literature and Composition

For each of the twenty-one poems or poetic forms for AP Literature and Composition, students and teachers will find a link to the poem and multimedia resources. These include EDSITEment lessons as well as EDSITEment-reviewed websites that discuss the poem, the poet, and its context.

William Carlos Williams, American poet, born

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Repeats every year until Mon Sep 17 2035 .
September 17, 2011
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September 17, 1883
J. Keppler, “’Mark Twain,’ America's best humorist”

American Literature Lessons — Nineteenth Century

Through this collection of over 30 lessons, students can explore the great American authors of the 1800s, including Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Mark Twain.

Rupert Brooke, English WWI poet, born

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Repeats every year until Fri Aug 03 2035 .
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August 3, 1887

Octavio Paz Lozano, Mexican writer, poet, and diplomat, born

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Repeats every year until Sat Mar 31 2035 .
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March 31, 1914

Gabriela Mistral (Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga) Chilean poet, born

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Repeats every year until Sat Apr 07 2035 .
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April 7, 1889

Luis de Góngora y Argote, Spanish Baroque lyric poet, born

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Repeats every year until Wed Jul 11 2035 .
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July 11, 1561

Wendell Berry, American poet, born

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Repeats every year until Sun Aug 05 2035 .
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August 5, 1934
  • Launchpad: "Oda al mar" de Pablo Neruda

    Created July 10, 2012

    Akiko Yosano, Japanese poet, born

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    Repeats every year until Fri Dec 07 2035 .
    December 7, 2011
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    December 7, 1878