Find It, Read It, Write About It

Find a favorite poem, play or book, then read an explanation of it from the critics.

  • Find information for your paper or literary analysis. 
  • Get the story behind the story.
  • Discover the hidden themes of a novel or poem for your next book club.

Need lots of sources? Search this subscription plus Contemporary Authors and Literature Criticism Online all at the same time with Artemis Literary Sources.



Think CliffsNotes, but with a thumbs up from your teacher.

What You Get

  • Essays of literary criticism
  • Full-text poems, short stories, novels, speeches and plays
  • Ability to search by nationality, ethnicity, gender, first line, character name, etc.
  • and more...

What You Need

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