Celia Thaxter, a famous American poet, grew up on the Isles of Shoals where her father was a lighthouse keeper and then on Smuttynose and Appledore Islands. You can still visit her gardens on Appledore Island--they are absolutely beautiful!
Let your students dig into to poetry with this American literature poets and poetry project. Students research the life a famous American poet and then conduct a study of their poems. Included in this bundle: Detailed project assignment sheet and rubrics Poetry reading/speaking chart (so your students get practice reading poetry!) List of American poets Poetry analysis worksheetThis is a great project for American Literature survey courses, as it covers a variety of poets and time periods.
Favorite Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was the most popular American poet of his time, and one of the most famous American poets of all time. It has been said that certain of his poems-the long narratives Evangeline and The Song of Hiawatha most notably-were once read in every literate home in America. A former teacher who fulfilled his dream to make a living as a poet, Longfellow taught... #classiclit #doverthrift #poetry #longfellow ...
Rule # 24: Don't Ramble On...End the Ending! Once you determine that you have finished writing your document, you must end it. Do not write a single word more. Many unskilled writers ramble on for another page or so, padding paragraphs with useless and unnecessary information. When you come to the end, you must end it. You will not sound more intelligent or educated by elaborating on points that you've already discussed. Don't waste your readers' time. End the ending.
The famous American poet Carl Sandburg wrote this about Isadora Duncan: “The wind? I am the wind. The sea and the moon? I am the sea and the moon. Tears, pain, love, bird flights? I am all of them. I dance what I am. Sin, prayer, flight, the light that never was on land or sea? I dance what I am.”
Gertrude Stein, famous American poet and writer now living in Paris, whose opera, Four Saints in Three Acts, was a sensation of last season, pictured on her arrival in New York, Oct. 24, on the liner Champlain. She is planning a series of lectures in the principal universities of the United States.