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Mark Twain Resources Index

Mark Twain Resources With his luxuriant mustache and insouciant air, Mark Twain looked just like what he was—a satirically humorous creative author. Learn more about Mark Twain through these resources available on the Excellence in Literature website: -Biography of Mark … Continue reading

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The Raven Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe You may wish to listen to this poem as read aloud by Christopher Walken. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten … Continue reading

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Edgar Allan Poe Resources

Edgar Allan Poe Resources You’ll find the following Edgar Allan Poe resources available on our site. Poetry by Edgar Allan Poe: “Annabel Lee” “The Raven” (read by Christopher Walken) “The Raven” (poem text) Short stories by Edgar Allan Poe: “The … Continue reading

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Dickinson and Copland Poems and Music

Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, set to music by Aaron Copland This musical approach to Emily Dickinson may help you hear her poems anew. Performed for the recital “For love of earth and sky” by Saira Frank, soprano and Ruben … Continue reading

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Washington Irving Biography

Washington Irving Biography Irving’s family Boyhood European travels Rising fame Love and poverty Tragedy, memorialized Literature as a profession Home at Sunnyside Minister to Spain Personal appearance and character End of life Sources     Irving’s family Washington Irving was … Continue reading

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Bio 1911 EB

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Biography Family and boyhood Early career and travels A Harvard professor Evangeline Other important works Struck by tragedy Writing until the end Description of the man Longfellow’s poetry His character Sources Family and boyhood American poet Henry … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin Bio 1911 EB

Benjamin Franklin Biography Family history and education Writing and printing career Helping his fellow man Fight against the Stamp Act Continental Congress Colonial diplomacy in France Making peace Franklin in person Life philosophy Printing accomplishments Franklin as an author Scientific … Continue reading

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James Russell Lowell Bio 1911 EB

James Russell Lowell Biography Family history and childhood Early work and romance Literature, reform, and family life The Biglow Papers Family tragedies Teaching and traveling The Atlantic Monthly Work abroad End of life Overview of writings and influence Resources Family … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin Quotes

Benjamin Franklin is one of the most quoted Americans; his wisdom is timeless. Here are a few to inspire you. “Idleness and pride tax with a heavier hand than kings and parliaments. If we can get rid of the former, … Continue reading

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Fable for Critics Poe to Lowell

A Fable for Critics [Poe to Lowell] by James Russell Lowell Famous writers featured in this section: Edgar Allan Poe Washington Irving Oliver Wendell Holmes James Russell Lowell (the author of the poem) ‘There comes Poe, with his raven, like … Continue reading

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