This title examines the genre of poetry in the work of William Shakespeare, Rafael Campo, Robert Browning, Emily Dickinson, Yuko Taniguchi, Langston Hughes, and Gwendolyn Bennett. It features four analysis papers that consider poetry, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the genre. Critical thinking questions, sidebars highlighting and explaining each thesis and argument, and other possible approaches for analysis help students understand the mechanics of essay writing. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.