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Resources for Literature and Composition: English 2.

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear

One of the first poems I recite when trying to soothe a fussy infant is “The Owl and the Pussy-Cat,” a poem I memorized through endless readings when I was a child. Its rollicking rhythm has bounced many a child … Continue reading

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John Dryden Biography

John Dryden Biography Family and education Early adult life Prolific playwright Poet Laureate Poetry and politics Religious matters Reversal of fortunes Life overview Sources     Family and education Poet, dramatist, and satirist John Dryden (1631-1700), was born at Aldwincle … Continue reading

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Oscar Wilde Resources

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an immensely gifted writer who produced a large variety of work ranging from humorous to tragic. He had the capacity to be ridiculous (The Importance of Being Earnest) as well as deadly serious (De Profundis). Brief … Continue reading

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Walden Pond photos

Enjoy these images of the Walden Pond that inspired Thoreau.  

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The Jumblies by Edward Lear

THE JUMBLIES by Edward Lear I. They went to sea in a Sieve, they did, In a Sieve they went to sea: In spite of all their friends could say, On a winter’s morn, on a stormy day, In a … Continue reading

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The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll

The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll “The sun was shining on the sea, Shining with all his might: He did his very best to make The billows smooth and bright— And this was odd, because it was The … Continue reading

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Boaz Asleep by Victor Hugo

BOAZ ASLEEP (“Booz s’était couché.”) by Victor Hugo Translation by BP. ALEXANDER [original French is below the English] from Hugo’s volume of poems, La Légende des siècles collected in Poems by Victor Hugo, 1888 {Bk. II. vi.} At work within … Continue reading

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Willa Cather Letters

You may learn about Willa Cather’s letters in this video from the University of Nebraska. This is the first video in a series; if you are interested in watching more, you may find the entire playlist here. Other Literature and … Continue reading

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Shadowlands trailer

The story of C. S. Lewis and Joy Davidman Gresham is told in Shadowlands, a 1993 movie with Anthony Hopkins as Lewis. You may read a brief review on the Decent Films Guide website, and view the trailer below. Dr. … Continue reading

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Count of Monte Cristo Trailer

Here is the trailer for the 2002 film of The Count of Monte Cristo. I haven’t seen this film but here is a link to a very positive review about it, and a link to more details about the movie. … Continue reading

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