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Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
Provides surveys of 106 national poetries; descriptions of poetic forms and genres...detailed explanations of the devices of prosody and rhetoric; and overviews of all major schools of poetry ancient and modern, Western and Eastern...provides balanced and comprehensive accounts of the major movements and issues in criticism and literary theory.
The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
A guide to the intellectual traditions of literary theory that includes articles on individual critics and theorists, critical and theoretical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods.
Provides comprehensive biographies, bibliographies, and resources on authors and poets.
Provides biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
Gives the meaning, pronunciation and history of over 500,000 words. The OED traces a word's usage through quotations from many sources from different time periods.