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Sylvia Plath in Paris, 1956 (Gordon Lameyer). The doomed American poetess was probably on her honeymoon, and looked happy enough.

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Vita Sackville West. Author, Poet and Gardener. ( Cecil Beaton photo) Creator of Sissinghurst

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US 1940 Feb 16 Famous American Poets Scott’s 864-868 set of (5) MNH lot us864-1

US 1940 Feb 16 Famous American Poets Scott’s 864-868 set of (5) MNH lot us864-1 by VicsStamps on Etsy

"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"

American Literature Poetry Project and Writing Worksheets

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.

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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!

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19th Century Writers Who Are Even More Relevant Today

In Love, His Grammar Grew By Stephen Dunn In love, his grammar grew rich with intensifiers, and adverbs fell madly from the sky like pheasants for the peasantry, and he, as sated