Where Can You Find Free Analysis of Famous Poems?

Where Can You Find Free Analysis of Famous Poems?

SparkNotes and CliffsNotes are two major study guide services that provide free analyses of well-known literature, including poetry. The websites of both publications offer searchable study guides about poets, their works and their major ideas.

SparkNotes provides in-depth analyses of specific poems. Each entry contains the full text of the poem and a summary of its content. It also provides an analysis of the poem's form, including rhyme scheme and meter. Finally, there is a detailed commentary section that explores the themes of the poem and its place in the author's canon.

CliffsNotes provides a more general look at an author's overall body of work and ideas in addition to short analyses of the author's major works.