Links and Resources
relating to Poetry & Verse Forms

Abrams, M.H., ed. The Norton Anthology of English Literature (New York: Norton, 2000)

Bermann, Sandra L. The Sonnet Over Time (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988)

Brewer, Wilmon. Sonnets and Sestinas (Boston: Cornhill Publishing Company, 1937)

Brogan, T.V.F., ed. The New Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994)

Bullett, Gerald, ed. Silver Poets of the Sixteenth Century (London: J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., 1947)

Cohen, Helen Louise. Lyric Forms from France: Their History and Their Use (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1922)

Heale, Elizabeth Wyatt, Surrey and Early Tudor Poetry (New York: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., 1998)

McFarland, Ronald E. The Villanelle: The Evolution of a Poetic Form (Moscow, Idaho: The University of Idaho Press, 1987)

Turco, Lewis. The New Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics (Hanover: University Press of New England, 1986)

White, Gleeson. Ballades and Rondeaus, Chants Royale, Sestinas, Villanelles, &c. (London : Walter Scott, 1887)


The University of Toronto, Representative Poetry Online (

The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes (

Bob's Byway (a poetry site with an extensive glossary)

RhymeZone (an online rhyming dictionary and thesaurus)


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A Brief Guide to Some Medieval and Renaissance Verse Forms

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