Sparknotes offers poetry study guides for many classical poets. As of 2015, Sparknotes offers poetry guides for 24 authors and the poetry collections of those authors. Some of the study guides are partial collections.
One poetry study guide Sparknotes offers is a guide on Shakespeare's Sonnets. Additionally, Sparknotes provides study guides for Homer's "The Illiad" and "The Odyssey." Each poetry guide contains a combination of the following: an analysis, a character list, plot overview, context analysis, an overview of themes, motifs and symbols. Sparknotes provides a summary and commentary on individual poems. The commentary section gives the reader a basic understanding of the meaning of the poem in simple terms.