NCEA English Topics
LITERATURE AND POETRY
The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry in Anthologies covers a wide range of information on poetry. Also available in this series are The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry in Collected and Selected Works and The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry.
This is held on the first floor of the City Library and is reference only. Ask at the desk.
Contemporary Literary Criticism
This provides significant passages from published criticism of works by creative writers.
Volumes 1 - 159 are found on the first floor of the City Library and are reference only.
Studyit is your one-stop site for achieving in NCEA English levels 1, 2 and 3. Find what you need to know, contact subject teachers, and get encouragement from other students.
This site covers thousands of abbreviations and acronyms.
BookRags is a comprehensive, free research site for students. It includes literature summaries, biographies, literary criticism, essays, encyclopaedias, and e-books sourced from over 100 respected education databases
This site promotes New Zealand writers and writing. It includes biographical information including photographs and relevant web links.
This site offers free literature from famous authors. It has more than 70 books and 600 short stories available to read online.
The New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre is a gateway to comprehensive poetry resources in Aotearoa / New Zealand and the Pacific region.
This site allows you to listen to English-language poets – contemporary and from the past – reading their own works. Background material is provided, including some filmed interviews.
These tips for writing poetry are found on The Writer’s Resource Center website.
This site provides overview, analysis, and commentary on a selection of influential English-language poetry, past and present. You may have to join to use but it’s free.
The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus, which creates visual word maps. Lots of fun and useful too!
This site covers all aspects of Shakespeare’s life and works. It covers biographical information, the tragedies, comedies, historical works, poetry, plays and the Globe Theatre.