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Why Shakespeare loved iambic pentameter - David T. Freeman and Gregory Taylor. While interesting to explore in his plays, the idea of Shakespeare as a poet isn’t new.

Why Shakespeare loved iambic pentameter - David T. Freeman and Gregory Taylor

He wrote many poems. Most famously, he penned 154 sonnets that are often as studied and celebrated as his plays. His sonnets feature a specific format that uses iambic pentameter to reflect great meaning and emotion in a short burst of verse. If it’s the words themselves that grab you, take a plunge down the rabbit hole of Open Source Shakespeare: a beautiful marriage of the bard and technology that allows you to search every poem and play Shakespeare ever wrote for individual words and phrases. Just how many times does the world “blood” show up in Macbeth? You’ve seen some of the similarities between Shakespeare’s meter and music. If all of this wordplay makes you want to get up on your feet and speak the words, you should research the English Speaking Union’s National Shakespeare Competition – an annual recitation competition featuring some of Shakespeare’s greatest speeches.

The Sonnets by William Shakespeare on Vimeo. Welcome - The Flow of History. World History Timeline The FREE atlas of world history. The legends associated with King Arthur, his Knights of the Round Table, and his legendary court of Camelot have delighted generations of readers.

Modern concepts of chivalry and valor find their roots in these medieval tales of gallantry. By studying these legends, students can better understand the way real events can inspire legends and how a society's values can redefine the ways in which legends are told. Many of these resources also teach about the Middle Ages. With this activity students design an original coat of arms. Medieval knights used their coat of arms to identify themselves beneath layers of armor. With this assignment students design an action figure based on a character from Arthurian legend.

Beowulf. Timelines. Webopedia: Online Computer Dictionary for Computer and Internet Terms and Definitions. Welcome to the Computer Desktop Encyclopedia. World History Maps & Timelines. TimeMaps - World History TimeMap. Welcome - The Flow of History. World History.

Exploration of North America, 1492-1700. Reference. Literature Study Guides - SparkNotes. The Literature Network: Online classic literature, poems, and quotes. Essays & Summaries. Translations by Burton Raffel (1963) Beowulf's Funeral OE Text. Beowulf Legend - Grendel Attacks. Discover the historic palaces. USA, and Its History. Battlefield:Vietnam. Children and World War Two. Children were massively affected by World War Two.

Children and World War Two

Nearly two million children were evacuated from their homes at the start of World War Two; children had to endure rationing, gas mask lessons, living with strangers etc. Children accounted for one in ten of the deaths during the Blitz of London from 1940 to 1941. World War Two was the first war when Britain itself was the target of frequent attacks by the enemy. With the success of the Battle of Britain and the suspension of ‘Operation Sealion’, the only way Germany could get at mainland Britain was to bomb it. This occurred during the Blitz and seemed to reinforce the government’s decision to introduce evacuation (what the government of the time described as “the biggest exodus since Moses”) at the start of the war. The impact of evacuation on children depended to an extent on which social strata you were in at the time. ‘Operation Pied Piper’ was a huge undertaking. What damage did the war do to those children who survived it?

Shoah Testimony Clip Viewer. Early British Kingdoms Home Page. King Arthur: History & Legend. Early British Kings for Kids. Anglo Saxon Chronicle. Welcome to Britannia's online version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, one of the most important documents that has come down to us from the middle ages.

Anglo Saxon Chronicle

It was originally compiled on the orders of King Alfred the Great in approximately A.D. 890, and subsequently maintained and added to by generations of anonymous scribes until the middle of the 12th Century. The original language was Anglo-Saxon (Old English), but later entries were probably made in an early form of Middle English. A History of the World - Explorer. History: British History in-depth. History & Social Studies. Video Courses on Academic Earth. Students who decide to enter college to pursue history might feel overwhelmed by the broadness of it all, as there is so much potential time and information to digest.

Video Courses on Academic Earth

Luckily, most programs require students to choose a specialty, so they can focus on a particular era, region or group of people during their studies. History majors can explore a number of exciting careers in research or education; careers that will take them to environments as distinct as schools, art galleries, museums, historical tourist destinations, government offices and research facilities. They play a significant role in our communities, as students, politicians and researchers, guiding us through our own history to clarify, or sometimes complicate, our understanding of various forms of ancestry and the underpinnings of present day living.

Possible Specializations History majors enjoy flexibility when it comes to choosing a field specialization. Degree Types Associate Bachelor’s Master’s Ph.D. Career Pathways. - online history lessons, revision, games, worksheets, quizzes and links. Index History.