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How do I search Enotes for a poem by title?

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When searching for a poem by its title, there are a few steps that you can take.

  • First of all, in the top Search box, the one that is heavily outlined in black, type the name of this poem.  For instance, if you are searching for "An Irish Airman Foresees His Death" by William Butler Yeats, you would type in this title and click on Search, or hit the Enter button on your computer.
  • After you do this, the title should come up in blue under the heading of Study Guides
  • Click on this title and you can access the summary and analysis of this poem.  Sometimes, too, the text of the poem is available.  Additional resources are listed in the left sidebar, as well. Simply clicking on these will make them available to you.
  • If, the poem's title does not appear under Study Guides, you can return again to the top Search box and type the name of the author.  On the left side bar where it says "See Also" sometimes the title you seek will be there. 
  • Another avenue available to you to verify if the poem you seek is available on Enotes is to click on the Literature tab [this is right beneath the gold letters "Q&A" on the left under ENOTES.
  • After this opens, click the third tab labeled "by category" to open it, and you can scroll down to Poetry. Click on Poetry and the titles of the poems available will appear in alphabetical order; then, you can search for the poem you want. (For your convenience, the link has been provided below.)

Thanks so much for using Enotes; we hope your search will provide you with the information you seek.  Remember, too, that you can look through the Question and Answers under the poem's title and find helpful information, or the Discussion section, too.  (If you click on the link for Yeats's poem used as an example, you will see what the page should look like for you.)


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