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Poetry Links
The following Links and comments are from Del Shortliffe’s website  http://www.teacherWeb.com/ny/blindbrook/shortliffe/
Thank you, Del
THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF POETS

http://www.poets.org/index.cfm

This is the one of the best sites I have found for poetry on the internet.  Hundreds of American poets are listed, along with several poems by each.  If you have "RealPlayer" on your computer, you will also be able to hear many of the poems read aloud by the poet.  This is a great source just for browsing.

 
THE POETS' CORNER

http://www.geocities.com/~spanoudi/poems/

This is a huge catalogue of poetry, primarily arranged by poet (in alphabetical order) but also containing a search engine.  Most of the poems seem to be "classic," so this may not be the place to find new or cutting-edge work.

 
 
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Short Story Links
You can find many interesting short story sites by going to Google or another search engine.
One of the problems with any of these sites is that you may find stories or language that is offensive to you.
Be careful and if offended, just go to another site.
Please email me if you have a problem with or particularly enjoy any of these sites
http://www.shortstories.com This is a site where people may post their own stories.  The quality is uneven but there are good stories to be found.

 
http://mbhs.bergtraum.k12.ny.us/cybereng/shorts/ This site has a number of classic short stories as well as a few contemporary stories.

 
 http://www.americanliterature.com/SS/SSINDX.HTML This site is the online version of Twenty Great American Short Stories edited by Erin R. Eziz.

 
http://www.short-stories.co.uk/ This site connects you to the East of the Web site for short stories.  It contains hundreds of stories both classic and new.  Go to Fiction and List all Stories to get an alphabetical listing by author.

 
http://www.hopcott.freeserve.co.uk/ This is the address for Rob's Yarns which lists many stories by genre.

 
http://www.shortstoriesmagazine.com/ This Short Story Magazine site has stories from the magazine as well as links to other story sites.

 
http://www.all-story.com/  Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope: All Story has current as well as an archive of  stories published by the magazine. 

 
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Other Links
The following Links and comments are from Del Shortliffe’s website  http://www.teacherWeb.com/ny/blindbrook/shortliffe/
Thank you, Del
WORLDWIDE WORDS

http://www.worldwidewords.org/

This is a serious site written in an entertaining style. It offers notes on word origins, strange diction, idiomatic phrases, and rules of usage.  Coming from England, it covers many expressions we don't use in the U.S. but still offers us a lot and will often respond to individual questions about particular words or phrases.

 
BARTELBY ARCHIVES

http://www.bartleby.com/

Although its list of authors and texts is not truly exhaustive, this is a deservedly famous site--a wonderful place to find books online.  Tolstoy's whole "Anna Karenina" is available here.  All of Shakespeare is linked.  Walt Whitman has a prominent place.  And the site includes outstanding research aids and excellent guidelines for you writing.

 
GRAMMAR

http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/

This is an excellent source for grammar guidance.  It even contains PowerPoint lessons [on "independent vs. dependent clauses," and "diagramming sentences" for instance] and links to other helpful sites.

 
WRITING LOGICAL ANALYSIS

http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~jpryor/general/writing.html#SimpleProse

This site, by Dr. James Pryor, a philosophy professor at Harvard, wonderfully explains what kind of logic, grammar, structure and voice 
characterize good analytic writing.  Though he of course focuses on writing for philosophy courses, his standards apply to much of what I 
applaud in Blind Brook English courses.

 
CITING ONLINE SOURCES

http://metalab.unc.edu/reference/gopher/inet/cite.html

How to credit online research sources continues to cause some confusion.  The Blind Brook library is your best source of information on how to cite sources in your work for school, but this website offers guidance when you're working at home.

 
THE JBHS WRITING TOOLS

http://www.er9.org/jbhs/Curriculum/Writing/TOOLS.html

The JBHS writing tools is now available online.

 
MERRIAM-WEBSTER ONLINE

http://www.m-w.com/home.htm
 

The Merrium-Webster Omline dictionary and online thesaurus.

 
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