A Poet of the Great War: Wilfred Edward Salter Owen (1893-1918) was an English poet and soldier. He is regarded by many as the leading poet of "the Great War". His work is shocking and realistic with its focus upon the horrors of trench warfare and gas attacks.
Also known as the Father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer was the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was also the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Chaucer was also famous as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer. He also had an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat.
Short Stories, Poems & Nonfiction for Secondary: Use this list of suggested informational texts, poetry and prose (all available to print for free online) for an entire year of English curriculum: 50 informational texts & U.S. Seminal Documents, 50 poems (19 written by African American and Latino Poets), 45 short stories (13 written by African American and Latino authors): Practice high school or middle school common-core standards for reading informational texts, reading literature and…
I have heard this phrase, “Ignorance is bliss” my entire life. Bliss is complete happiness, and ignorance is a lack of knowledge, understanding, or education. I read that it originated from a passage from by the eighteenth-century English poet Thomas Gray: “Where ignorance is bliss, / ‘Tis folly to be wise.” Is it really blissful... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/look-good/2016/11/is-it-good-to-be-ignorant/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>