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COMPLETE COLLECTION OF POEMS BY RUDYARD KIPLING Kipling gained renown throughout the world as a poet and storyteller. He was also known as a leading supporter of the British Empire. As apparent from his stories and poems, Kipling interested himself in the romance and adventure which he found in Great Britain's colonial expansion. Kipling was born on Dec.30, 1865, in Bombay, where his father directed an art school. EVERYTHING EVERYTHING LYRICS - Duet Do you feel left behind? Like there's something not right? I don't think I've been connected But of all the dead volcanos on Earth you just happened to retch And roll Through mine There were fistfuls of hair 'round the foot of my chair And echoes of screams before me But breathing out I swear you were real You were there You were there You were there For a while

Poems & Questions for National Poetry Month Skip to main content <div id="nojs-warning">WARNING: Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display</div> Sign InRegister National Poetry Month April is National Poetry Month, 30 days of celebrating the joy, expressiveness, and pure delight of poetry. Learn more about the National Poetry Month, get to know some of our most well-loved children's poets in our video interview series, browse the many online resources listed here, and visit your local library or bookstore to discover wonderful new books and anthologies. Poets on poetry Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools (Poetry and Literature Center, Library of Congress) 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.

Song of Myself (1892 version) by Walt Whitman I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass. Poetry Foundation Often used in political speeches and occasionally in prose and poetry, anaphora is the repetition of a word or words at the beginning of successive phrases, clauses, or lines to create a sonic effect. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, which uses anaphora not only in its oft-quoted “I have a dream” refrain but throughout, as in this passage when he repeats the phrase “go back to”:

Tips on Writing Better Poetry: End Punctuation in Poetry Punctuation, or the lack thereof, can change meaning and add depth to your poetry; choose your endings well. When it comes to poetry, punctuation works differently than most other forms of writing. A poet uses punctuation not so much for grammatical correctness but rather for effect. In a poem, the use of a comma or a period or even using neither can change the meaning completely. To this end, I will discuss some of the punctuation often found in poetry as well as choices for ending each line. This includes periods, commas, semicolons, question marks, exclamation marks, ellipses, and dashes.

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Children’s section offers imaginative ways to incorporate poetry in children’s lives, interviews with poets, and more. Includes an interactive poetry tool for searching through poems. by nda_librarian Apr 30

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