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English 88, Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

English 88, Modern and Contemporary American Poetry
English 88 reference material and general poetry resources PennSound Kelly Writers House Cary Nelson's Modern American Poetry site with alphabetized links to poets about Poetry site maintained by Bob Holman and Margery Snyder glossary of poetic terms used in English 88 Poetry Foundation Electronic Poetry Center (Buffalo) Ubuweb, edited by Kenny Goldsmith alphabetical index of materials and links A B C John CageJohn Cage quotations a John Cage filmography John Cage, "Empty Words" (August 8, 1994) Audio .au format | length: 45 sec. || Size: 500K || hear it See a brief informal description of the 1995 Cage "exhibit". Related:  poetry

Poems that Tell a Story: Narrative and Persona in the Poetry of Robert Frost Activity 1. Literary Terms On the board, provide students with definitions for the basic literary terms you will be using in this lesson. The central concept taught here is the distinction between Frost-the-poet and the speaker, or persona, that he creates to tell the narrative in the poem. Persona is a term of Latin derivation, and originally denoted a mask made of clay or bark that was worn by actors. The person created by the author to tell a story. Activity 2. Read "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" aloud in class. Activity 3. Divide the class into small groups selected to balance the talents of the students within each group, and provide each group with copies of one of the following poems (links and sources described in "Poems" section of Preparing to Teach the Lesson): "The Road Not Taken," "Birches," "The Runaway," "Out, Out--," "Mending Wall," or "The Runaway." Activity 4.

Taverner's Koans IMS: Robert Frost, HarperAudio The Road Not Taken American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963) reads "The Road Not Taken," "The Pasture," "Mowing," "Birches," "After Apple-Picking," and "The Tuft of Flowers." Set in rural New England, Frost's poetry uses ordinary events and objects from his life in New England as metaphors for complex ideas and feelings. "The Road Not Taken" presents the classic choice of a moment and a lifetime, while "The Tuft of Flowers" explores the meaning of common human experiences. "The Road Not Taken" .au format (5.5 Mb), .gsm format (1 Mb), .ra format (0.7 Mb). The Death of the Hired Man American poet Robert Frost reads "West-Running Brook" and "The Death of the Hired Man." "The Death of the Hired Man" .au format (7 Mb), .gsm format (1 Mb), .ra format (0.8 Mb). Robert Frost, Part 3 American poet Robert Frost reads "Mending Wall," "One More Brevity," "Departmental," "A Considerable Speck," and "Why Wait for Science." Robert Frost, Part 3 .au format (5.5 Mb), .gsm format (1 Mb), .ra format (0.6 Mb).

Silliman's Blog Voices and Visions Spotlight -- Robert Frost Robert Frost was America's leading pastoral poet. He demonstrated in his verse that nature is man's most revealing mirror--and the clearest window into human personality. That conviction led him to explore the darkest forces of both nature and humanity. Some readers, comparing him to modernists like T. S. View this video => View a video clip of the Robert Frost poem "After Apple-Picking". Academy of American Poets Hearing Frost himself read "The Road Not Taken" is alone worth a visit to the Academy of American Poets' page on Frost. Columbia University' s Bartleby Archive: Robert Frost Read a brief biography and many poems including "After Apple-Picking" and "Birches." Robert Frost: After Apple-Picking Not tired of "After Apple-Picking"? A Frost Bouquet Enjoy "A Frost Bouquet," a 1996 physical exhibition converted into a electronic feast by the University of Virginia.

CorpsePoetics (formerly WinePoetics) Voices & Visions 1. Elizabeth Bishop From childhood in Nova Scotia to travels in Brazil, this program illustrates the geographic spirit of Bishop's life and works with scenes from her poems. Go to this unit. 2. Hart Crane Diverse locations and dramatizations of his life illustrate Crane's poetry and his greatest work, "The Bridge." Go to this unit. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Brilliant readings of Whitman's poems demonstrate his American vision and style and vividly convey their poignance and sheer power. 13. "No ideas but in things," Williams's aesthetic dictum sought to capture, not analyze.

tympan Universe in Words: Introducing: Robert Frost's poetry Robert Frost is one of my favourite poets. The first poetry book I ever bought willingly was his collected works. What is great about Frost is that many of his poems are relatively short, only a couple of lines. That just makes it so much easier to read and think about them, without having to look over 5 or 6 stanzas. On the other hand he has a couple of poems that seem to go on forever. The heart can think of no devotionGreater than being shore to the ocean--Holding the curve of one position,Counting an endless repetition. I adore this poem. Dust in the Eyes by Robert Frost If, as they say, some dust thrown in my eyesWill keep my talk from getting overwise,I'm not the one for putting off the proof.Let it be overwhelming, off a roofAnd round a corner, blizzard snow for dust,And blind me to a standstill if it must. I really like this poem because I think it has a very positive and encouraging message.

Cahiers de Corey Robert Frost Prompts the Poet in You Lesson Plan Preview In this lesson, students write poems similar in form and style to one of three poems by Robert Frost. back to top Certo, J.L. (2004). By introducing great poetry to our students, we can begin to lead them (and ourselves as teachers) beyond poetry writing forms that we most comfortably teach (e.g., diamantes, cinquains, haikus, and acrostic poems).Part of our job is to guide our students in finding the content in great poems that connects to the experiences in their own lives. Standards Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and nonprint texts. Resources & Preparation Instructional Plan Students will Session 1 Session 2 Session 3