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					Poet Biography Worksheet
NOTE: Keep track of your sources by marking “1st”, “2nd”, or “3rd” next to information (see back)
Name of poet __________________________________ Poem __________________________________
Date of birth_______ Place of birth ________________________________________ Date died___________
Family information (parents, siblings)
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What were some important childhood experiences?
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Information about poet’s education
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Other important/relevant experiences that helped shape the poet? (relationships, other occupations, travel, etc.)
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Influences (Who were other poets or writers he/she admired? Other works?)
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Significant works (books of poetry, other writing, particularly important poems)
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How did the poet’s life experiences shape her/his work? (From your research and/or your inference)
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1st source
• Author’s name (it normally appears at the beginning or the end of the document)__________________________________________
• Title of the document (if no author’s name is available, begin entry with this) ____________________________________________
• Title of the site (underlined) ______________________________________________
• Date of electronic publication or latest update ______________________________
• Sponsoring organization _________________________________________________• Date you visited the site_________________
• URL (electronic address, enclosed in angle brackets)   _____________________________________________________
2nd source
• Author’s name (it normally appears at the beginning or the end of the document)__________________________________________
• Title of the document (if no author’s name is available, begin entry with this) ____________________________________________
• Title of the site (underlined) ______________________________________________
• Date of electronic publication or latest update ______________________________
• Sponsoring organization _________________________________________________• Date you visited the site_________________
• URL (electronic address, enclosed in angle brackets)   _____________________________________________________
3rd source
• Author’s name (it normally appears at the beginning or the end of the document)__________________________________________
• Title of the document (if no author’s name is available, begin entry with this) ____________________________________________
• Title of the site (underlined) ______________________________________________
• Date of electronic publication or latest update ______________________________
• Sponsoring organization _________________________________________________• Date you visited the site_________________
• URL (electronic address, enclosed in angle brackets)   _____________________________________________________

Example of an internet source with web site title, but no author:

“Amy Lowell.” Poets.org. 13 June 2001. The Academy of American Poets. 5 Aug. 2004.
     <http://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm>.

The above entry includes the title of the document (“Amy Lowell”), the title of the web site (Poets.org),
the date of the most recent update (13 June 2001), the name of the sponsoring organization (The
Academy of American Poets), the date the site was visited, and the url address (enclosed in angle brackets).

				
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