Thirteen Ways Of Looking At A Blackbird (Pages 125-127) - The Wordle above was created with the words from the poem. The size of the word is based on the number of times it appears in the poem.
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Wallace Stevens - October 2, 1879 - August 2, 1955
Wallace Stevens: The Poetry Foundation
Wallace Stevens: Poets.org
Wallace Stevens - Wikipedia
Excerpt: Selected Poems - NPR.org
Assignment for September 16th
Start reading Wallace Stevens poems (page 109 - 127) and the handouts from Sherry.
The Wesley Advocates class has started the section on Walt Whitman in Six American Poets. Today, we read one of his top three poems, Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking. The poem has two speakers, the male mockingbird and the boy.
Walt Whitman Resources
Pieter Brueghel the Younger
The Dance - William Carlos Williams
In Brueghel's great picture, The Kermess,
the dancers go round, they go round and
around, the squeal and the blare and the
tweedle of bagpipes, a bugle and fiddles
tipping their bellies (round as the thick-
sided glasses whose wash they impound)
their hips and their bellies off balance
to turn them. Kicking and rolling about
the Fair Grounds, swinging their butts, those
shanks must be sound to bear up under such
rollicking measures, prance as they dance
in Brueghel's great picture, The Kermess.
We began our study of Six American Poets - An Anthology with a poem or two from each.
Read the Introduction
Start Walt Whitman section - (pages 3 - 42)
On August 5th, the Wesley Advocates class will begin a new book, Six American Poets - An Anthology, edited by Joel Conarroe. The anthology includes:
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