“We are food for worms, lads," announces John Keating, the unorthodox English teacher played by Robin Williams in the 1989 film Dead Poets Society. “Believe it or not," he tells his students, “each and every one of us in this room is one day going to stop breathing, turn cold, and die.”
Liking this round-up of April in literature, from Chaucer to John Clare to Sylvia Plath http://t.co/xryyAOXt #poetry #April
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Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" with explanatory notes and references.
"Romantic Circles is a refereed scholarly Website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture. It is published by the University of Maryland and supported, in part, by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), and the English Departments of Loyola University of Chicago and the University of Maryland."
Great comprehensive site where you can learn about poetry.
Helpful information about poem explication. Via Jim Burke.
Anglo-Saxon poems translated and read out loud by folks like Seamus Heaney and Billy Collins.
Some of these videos would be great for teaching sonnets, especially if you want students to act them out.
Carpe diem, "seize the day," is the theme of this post collecting a variety of poems and links.
A good collection of poetry for high school students.
Study guides for literature, US history, poetry, and book clubs.
Shakespeare died almost 400 years ago, but if blogger Joe Muldoon had it his way, we would all still speak like the Bard. Muldoon talks about his op-ed, "We Can't All Be Shakespeare — But We Could Try to Be," which appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
This Web site gives you a variety of ways to read Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," including e-text, a chapter a day, RSS, zip files of the whole book, and mp3's.
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