Created by Mark Patrick Media, Literary Analysis Guide, a reference tool for iOS devices, was designed by a college English professor with extensive secondary experience, for students of literature, rhetoric, and writing. The elements of literature are arranged around three clickable interface wheels. Students can touch any term on the wheels for a detailed definition, examples from literature, questions to ask, and an example essay paragraph that analyzes that term. Students can also reference an illustrated version of each analysis paragraph, which highlights the topic sentence, textual evidence, and analysis portions of text. With a full glossary of literary terms, students can search for the meaning of more esoteric literary concepts, including a broad selection of figures of speech, poetic forms, dramatic forms, tropes, schemes, techniques, and various forms of literary criticism. Cost: $2.99
Few American artists loom larger than Langston Hughes. He wrote novels, plays, short stories, films, librettos, children’s verse, newspaper columns, translations, and memoirs, and edited several important anthologies. But most of all, he remained a poet. From “Dreams” to “Let America Be America Again,” he explored social conscience and class difference with lyric beauty and music.
Pithy and powerful, poetry is a popular art form at protests and rallies—from the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter. The poems of protest, resistance, and empowerment on the Poetry Foundation’s website call out and talk back to the inhumane forces that threaten from above.
As part of its work to change the narrative about race in America, the Equal Justice Institute (EJI) extensively researched the period between the Civil War and World War II, when more than 4,000 African Americans were lynched in this country. EJI published its findings in the report Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror. With support from Google, EJI has created Lynching in America, a freedigital interactive experience inspired by the original report.