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The Stone is a forum for contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless. Perhaps now more than ever, we spend our days immersed in language. We communicate—talk, write and read—through a burgeoning array of forms and technologies. But most of us rarely stop to think about how language works, or how come we succeed in getting our ideas across in words. Philosophy and the Poetic Imagination Philosophy and the Poetic Imagination
Poetry Out Loud William Butler Yeats Born in Dublin, Ireland, William Butler Yeats was an enormously influential poet and playwright, whose work formed a clear link between the Romantic and Modern eras. His strong nationalism appeared in his poetry through the recurrent themes of Adam’s Curseby William Butler Yeats

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PennSound Through the end of December, many of us anxiously followed the condition of the legendary Amiri Baraka, who'd been hospitalized for unstated reasons, and were heartened to hear that he was getting better and had been released. Today comes the sad news that Baraka has passed away at the age of 79. No doubt the many obituaries and tributes to come will highlight Baraka's divisive nature, and it's true that to this day the mere mention of his name can stir up controversy, but I'd prefer to remember him as a unifying figure. PennSound
Welcome to Poetry 180. Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed. Poetry 180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year. I have selected the poems you will find here with high school students in mind.

Poetry 180 - Home Page

Poetry 180 - Home Page
2. Mending Wall. Frost, Robert. 1915. North of Boston
Writing a Sonnet 3 of 5 Learn to write a sonnet in iambic pentameter, just like Shakespeare did. Discover the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the quatrains and couplets that make up a Shakespearean sonnet. Credit: "Sonnet 18," © 2008 Jinx! Writing a Sonnet