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Searchable database of myths and mythological characters from across the globe. Can browse topics by geographic region or by type of myth/character.

The site puts Shakespeare's language side-by-side with a modern translation to help students learn to understand and translate the language in plays such as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Merchant of Venice, and many more.

Online texts of Shakespeare

The student is able to browse literary criticism by author, by work, or by period. The search produces biographical information, criticism, links to other helpful sites, and links to works online.

Site discusses what the hero's journey is and breaks down the elements of this kind of writing and how to understand these elements

Modern and middle english side by side text of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.

examples of pieces of literature analyzed by different theories

A searchable collection of important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.