Poetry

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  • A CALMING INFLUENCE: In a speech, Bobby announces the killing of his friend, Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • A CHANGING CULTURE: Britons remaining in their homeland rally and fight back through the telling of heroic tales, such as Beowulf.

  • A Dream within a Dream, by Edgar Allen Poe - Audio: Edgar Allan Poe published a poem entitled "Imitation," in 1827.

  • A FAILED PLAN for FREEDOM : Tone enlists the help of the French to revolt, but it is too little, too late.

  • A. Jamie Bishop / B. Ryan Clark: Read a poem about the life of Jamie Bishop, a German instructor, and Ryan Clark, a 22 year-old senior in Psychology/Biology/English.

  • Albatross at Sea - Rime of the Ancient Mariner: As Green Hornet's castaways drifted in the Pacific, an albatross stopped by the life raft.

  • All the World's a Stage, by William Shakespeare - Audio: In William Shakespeare's opinion, the life of a person - who lives to old age - consists of seven stages.

  • A Loose Wire: Poem on communication, by Carole Bos.

  • AMERICAN DEFORESTATION: Centuries ago, forests cover much of North America; when colonists arrive, they chop-down trees at unbelievable rates.

  • ANNABEL LEE: Poe writes "Annabel Lee" after the death of his wife and in the midst of severe drinking binges.

  • Annabel Lee - Story Behind the Edgar Allan Poe: "Annabel Lee" is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most-famous poems. Was it autobiographical?

  • ANTI-MUSLIM RIOTS in DHARAVI: Religious riots throughout India cause the deaths of about 2,000 people.

  • Antwone Fisher: Despite growing up in foster care, Antwone Fisher becomes a successful Hollywood writer.

  • ANTWONE TODAY: Fisher authors his own life's story and screen play.

  • A Poison Tree, by William Blake - Audio: William Blake (1757-1827) was a young man, in his late teens, when he witnessed the "Gordon Riots" in London.

  • A RELIEVED POET: Key, greatly relieved about the outcome of the battle, writes a poem about it. Soon thereafter, his words are set to the tune of a popular song.

  • Austin Cloyd: Read a poem about the life of Austin Michelle Cloyd, an 18 year-old freshman in International Studies and French.

  • Avarice - Extreme Greed: Dante Alighieri's Inferno, part of his "Divine Comedy," is a place where Virgil accompanies Dante as they see individuals who were characterized by avarice ("extreme greed") during their lifetime.

  • A WALKING PRESSURE COOKER: Although Antwone Fisher is not a juvenile delinquent, he spends time in the George Junior Republic reform school in Grove City, Pennsylvania.

  • Bagger Vance and the Bhagavad Gita: Steven Pressfield reveals ancient principles from the Hindu scripture, Bhagavad Gita, in a modern story set in the sport of golf.

  • BALLOONING SPIDERS: Baby spiders travel by "ballooning," which means they send out a strand of spider silk and ride it on the wind. Millions of spiderlings "rained" on a town in Australia during May of 2015.

  • BARRIE AND THE BOYS: Barrie takes care of the boys and educates them; once WWI begins, the older boys know they will need to serve their country.

  • BATTLES and RUNE STONES: Rune Stones are standing stones in Scandinavia and Britain which tell the stories of kings and warriors like Beowulf.

  • Beowulf: Set in Scandinavia, Beowulf is an Old-English, heroic-epic poem which is also part of today's popular culture.

  • BEOWULF: Unafraid of Grendel, the warrior Beowulf helps the Danes by killing the monster.

  • Beowulf, Translation by Seamus Heaney: Cover of the highly acclaimed translation of "Beowulf," by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney.

  • Best Friends: Poem on friendship, by Carole Bos.

  • Betrayal: Poem on betrayal, by Carole Bos

  • Blueprints: Poem on building a relationship, by Carole Bos.

  • BOBBY'S ROLE in the MISSILE CRISIS: Bobby meets privatelywiththeSoviet Ambassador to discuss a deal to end the Cuban missile crisis.

  • BRAZIL and the ATLANTIC FOREST: The Atlantic Forest is a forest area which once covered a great part of Brazil, but most of it is now cut-down.

  • Brian Bluhm: Read a poem about the life of Brian Bluhm, a 25 year-old second year Masters student in Civil Engineering.

  • BROADCASTS of C.S. LEWIS: During World War II, Lewis hosts BBC live radio broadcasts which make his voice one of the most recognizable in Britain.

  • Caitlin Hammaren: Read a poem about the life of Caitlin Hammaren, a 19 year-old sophomore in International Studies and French.

  • Changes: Poem on change over a lifetime, by Carole Bos.

  • CHARLES FROHMAN: Charles Frohman is Barrie's famous American producer who makes sure Peter Pan comes to the stage, he dies on the Lusitania.

  • "CHILDHOOD'S HOUR": Abandoned by his father and losing his mother and foster mother to tuberculosis, Poe spends his childhood alone and sad.

  • Children's Fountain - Story Behind the Iconic Image: The children, featured in this fountain, are dancing the Khorovod. The Khorovod is a type of common circle dance which Russian children loved to do before WWII.

  • Chisholm Trail - Cowboy Song: Cowboys of the "Old West" sang songs about their work (and the trouble they got into). This is an example.

  • C.J. Dennis - The Circus: One of Australia's most popular writers - before he died in 1938 - was given a very long name at birth: Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis.

  • Clement Clark Moore - The Night before Christmas: Clement Clark Moore, author of the now-famous "Night Before Christmas," published his poem on December 23, 1823 in the "Troy Sentinel" newspaper.

  • COOPING and the FINAL MYSTERY: Poe may be a victim of "cooping" when he is found ill and in distress in Baltimore. He dies alone in the hospital there.

  • Dad: Poem about an aging father and the love of family, by Carole Bos.

  • Daddy: Poem on father-daughter relationships, by Jeannine Proulx.

  • Daffodils, by William Wordsworth - Audio Recording: William Wordsworth, an English poet who served as Britain's Poet Laureate between 1843-1850, was greatly inspired by nature.

  • Daniel Perez Cueva: Read a poem about the life of Daniel Perez Cueva, a 21 year-old junior in International Studies.

  • Dead Sea Scrolls: Discovered in the caves of Qumran in the Dead Sea region, the Dead Sea Scrolls are the oldest-known surviving manuscripts of the Hebrew Scriptures.

  • DEATH COMES TOO SOON: Lewis writes A Grief Observed after the death of his wife; it becomes one of the most popular books on grief.

  • DEFENDERS BECOME INVADERS: Losing hope, many Britons flee the country; others yield to Anglo-Saxons and become their slaves.

  • DHARAVI and the SLUMS of MUMBAI: The residents of Dharavi, a slum in Mumbai, produce products used throughout the world.

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