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64,000 Poems on Two CD-ROMS from Chadwyck-Healey

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64,000 Poems on Two CD-ROMS from Chadwyck-Healey

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The second release of Chadwyck-Healey's English Poetry Full-Text Database is now available. It comprises two CD-ROMs, containing 64,000 poems by over 680 poets. Poets in this second release include Milton, Coleridge, Dante Gabriel Rosetti and Edith Nesbitt. Disc one contains the works of poets up to the end of the eighteenth century and Disc two the works of nineteenth-century writers. All the poems are easily accessible via a user-friendly interface which offers a choice of ways into the database.

English Poeltry Full-Text Database provides the raw material for all kinds of stylistic and linguistic analysis, as well as being of considerable use in historical study and a guide to changing patterns of word use and vocabulary. The ability to select texts for study using sophisticated search techniques enormously facilitates the work of researchers, allowing them to spend more time on analysis.

Many forgotten or ignored poets are now, for the first time, being made readily accessible to readers and scholars. …

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