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Over 160,000 English poems.

English Poetry, Second Edition redefines the English poetic canon for the 21st century, building on the achievement of its ground-breaking predecessor with enhanced functionality and the addition of more than 20,000 poems from several new categories. Containing more than 183,000 poems by over 2,700 poets, the most comprehensive archive of English verse from the 8th century to the early 20th now offers incomparable representation both of the literary heritages of Commonwealth and ex-colonial countries and of the poetic legacies of English writers who have only been brought back to scholarly attention during the last thirty years.

Coverage Dates: 
600 AD - 1900
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For truncation searching use the * character to represent 1 or more characters in your search term. For example, searching for music* will find musical and musician, and the phrase made in he* will find made in heaven, made in heuen, and made in hell.

For finding cognate forms use the ? character to represent 0 characters or 1 character in your search term. For example, searching for colo?r will find color and colour, and wom?n will find woman and women.

List of Titles Indexed in Database