Thoreau Reader

Annotated works of Henry David Thoreau and an extensive resource list on his life and works. Teaching Thoreau feature with further resources.

Thomas Gray Archive

This “interactive hypermedia repository” describes itself as a “dynamic online environment that serves as a reading aid for the interested general reader and as a research tool for professional readers of Gray’s work.”

Thomas A. Edison Papers

Encyclopedic database on Edison's life and work as an inventor and businessman.

Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric

Interactive encyclopedia of literary forms and figures of speech.

Shakespeare for Kids

The Folger Shakespeare Library site for kids, with activities for children and families.

Scribbling Women

Online resources for teaching American women's literature using dramatizations produced by The Public Media Foundation

Romantic Circles

Texts and contexts for the study of Byron, Keats, the Shelleys, and their contemporaries.

Representative Poetry Online

Site includes 3,162 English poems by 500 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period, to the work of living poets today.

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Poetry Foundation

Children’s section offers imaginative ways to incorporate poetry in children’s lives, interviews with poets, and more. Includes an interactive poetry tool for searching through poems.