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American poetry project – memorization

By |2018-04-24T11:01:35-07:00August 14th, 2017|Literature, North America|

Reciting poetry There's nothing better for your memory than learning to recite poetry. And in addition then you have a piece of poetry always with you. You can take it out of your memory and enjoy the poem whenever you want to! If you've never learned a piece of poetry before, start small, [...]

‘Twas the Night before Christmas – American poetry

By |2018-04-24T10:41:39-07:00August 14th, 2017|Literature, North America|

Clement Moore A Visit from St. Nicholas (1823) 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their [...]

Emily Dickinson – American poetry

By |2018-04-24T10:41:38-07:00August 14th, 2017|Literature, North America|

Emily Dickinson I'm Nobody (1891) I'm nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then there's a pair of us--don't tell! They'd banish us, you know. How dreary to be somebody! How public, like a frog To tell your name the livelong day To an admiring bog! American Poetry Project American Literature Tom [...]

e e cummings – American poetry project

By |2018-04-24T10:41:38-07:00August 14th, 2017|Literature, North America|

In Just- (1920) in Just- spring          when the world is mud- luscious the little lame balloonman   whistles          far          and wee   and eddieandbill come running from marbles and piracies and it's spring   when the world is puddle-wonderful   the queer old balloonman whistles far          and             wee and bettyandisbel come dancing   from hop-scotch [...]

In Flanders Fields – a war poem

By |2018-04-20T08:25:05-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, War|

Poppies growing in a field This poem, written by John McCrae in May 1915, was one of the most famous poems of World War I. McCrae himself died in the war in 1918, and his poem is remembered every year when millions of people wear red poppies pinned to their jackets or hats to [...]

European writing – books, poetry, Bibles

By |2018-04-11T18:19:12-07:00August 6th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Reproduction of a press from Gutenberg's time The invention of the European printing press with moveable type in northern Europe in the late 1400s AD was no accident: publishers had set out to find a way to create a lot of books cheaply, because there was a new market for the books. More and more European families [...]