Tag Archives: literary connections

Shakespeare Resources

Shakespeare Resources Why do William Shakespeare’s plays still touch us today? This Renaissance playwright, poet, and actor had a unique way with words and a timeless grasp of human nature.  His works are considered to be some of the greatest … Continue reading

Posted in Classics-Based Writing Resource | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Shakespeare Resources

Literary Friendships in Images

It’s fascinating to see how different writers interacted with each other. Enjoy these great photos! Here below are T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw, Hilaire Belloc, and G. K. Chesterton.    

Posted in Art, Reading | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Literary Friendships in Images

Virginia Woolf Resources

Virginia Woolf Resources Virginia Woof (1882-1941) was a Modernist writer who used the “stream-of-consciousness” technique, as seen in her novel To the Lighthouse. If you’re reading To The Lighthouse, you may find this study guide helpful. Listen to Virginia Woolf’s … Continue reading

Posted in E4-Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Virginia Woolf Resources

Fable for Critics Poe to Lowell

A Fable for Critics [Poe to Lowell] by James Russell Lowell Famous writers mentioned in this section—click on the name to move to that part of the poem: Edgar Allan Poe: a writer famous for his horror tales Washington Irving: … Continue reading

Posted in E3-Resources, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fable for Critics Poe to Lowell

Fable for Critics Whittier to Cooper

A Fable for Critics [Whittier to Cooper] by James Russell Lowell Famous writers mentioned in this section—click on the name to move to that part of the poem: John Greenleaf Whittier: learn more about this abolitionist poet Richard Henry Dana, … Continue reading

Posted in E3-Resources, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fable for Critics Whittier to Cooper

Fable for Critics Emerson to Bryant

A Fable for Critics [Emerson to Bryant] by James Russell Lowell Famous writers mentioned in this section—click on the name to move to that part of the poem: Ralph Waldo Emerson (learn more about this Transcendentalist writer) Thomas Carlyle (his … Continue reading

Posted in E3-Resources, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fable for Critics Emerson to Bryant

A Fable for Critics by James Russell Lowell

A FABLE FOR CRITICS by James Russell Lowell James Russell Lowell’s “A Fable for Critics” is a funny introduction to many of the nineteenth-century poets and writers. Since the entire poem is very long, we have divided it up into … Continue reading

Posted in E3-Resources, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Fable for Critics by James Russell Lowell

John Greenleaf Whitter 80th Birthday Poem by Holmes

TO JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER ON HIS EIGHTIETH BIRTHDAY 1887 by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr FRIEND, whom thy fourscore winters leave more dear Than when life’s roseate summer on thy cheek Burned in the flush of manhood’s manliest year, Lonely, how … Continue reading

Posted in E3-Resources, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on John Greenleaf Whitter 80th Birthday Poem by Holmes

On the Death of Anne Brontë by Charlotte Brontë

On the Death of Anne Brontë by Charlotte Brontë                   There’s little joy in life for me, And little terror in the grave; I’ve lived the parting hour to see Of one … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on On the Death of Anne Brontë by Charlotte Brontë

On Mr. Milton’s Paradise Lost by Andrew Marvell

Andrew Marvell composed this poem in honor of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and it became a poetic preface to the 1674 edition. On Mr. Milton’s Paradise Lost by Andrew Marvell When I beheld the Poet blind, yet bold, In slender … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on On Mr. Milton’s Paradise Lost by Andrew Marvell