"O you, whom I often and silently come where you are, that I may be with you; As I walk by your side, or sit near, or remain in the same room with you, Little you know the subtle electric fire that for your sake is playing within me." - Walt Whitman: INFP
American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "Harlem was in vogue"
Let your students dig into to poetry with this American literature poets and poetry project. Students research the life a famous American poet and then conduct a study of their poems. Included in this bundle: Detailed project assignment sheet and rubrics Poetry reading/speaking chart (so your students get practice reading poetry!) List of American poets Poetry analysis worksheetThis is a great project for American Literature survey courses, as it covers a variety of poets and time periods.
Celia Thaxter, a famous American poet, grew up on the Isles of Shoals where her father was a lighthouse keeper and then on Smuttynose and Appledore Islands. You can still visit her gardens on Appledore Island--they are absolutely beautiful!