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  • When I began researching my family tree, I found people who fought in the Civil War. Most documents shed very little light on life from 1861-1865 in America. So, I got interested in learning about life during the war. Below are 13 resources to help you get started on this journey.

    13 Excellent American Civil War Resources for Beginners

    13 Excellent American Civil War Resources for Beginners

    by Audrey Lancho2

  • The Mary Poppins books were written by Pamela Lyndon Travers. The magical nanny is very popular, but her character is very different in the books than in the famous "Mary Poppins" movie. The Disney movie "Saving Mr. Banks" offers a semifictionalized look at the life of P. L. Travers.

    Mary Poppins: Books, Movies, and a Biography of P. L. Travers

    Mary Poppins: Books, Movies, and a Biography of P. L. Travers

    by Linda Crampton34

  • Saint Animal is a poem inspired by Chase Twichell's study of Zen Buddhism. Through her poetry she seeks to understand the inner workings of the natural world and her own place within the greater scheme of things. The poem is a shared experience, a stripped down honest meditation in the moment.

    Analysis of Poem "Saint Animal" by Chase Twichell

    Analysis of Poem "Saint Animal" by Chase Twichell

    by Andrew Spacey0

  • A poem about Monet the French impressionist painter who refused to have surgery on his cataracts when he was older. He argued for imaginative perception as opposed to scientific correction. Lisel Mueller captures the essence of the artist's vision in a free verse single stanza. Powerful imagery.

    Analysis of Poem "Monet Refuses the Operation" by Lisel Mueller

    Analysis of Poem "Monet Refuses the Operation" by Lisel Mueller

    by Andrew Spacey2

  • The speaker continues to lament his lot—that he now must suffer the pain of having transgressed against his higher nature earlier in his lifetime.

    John Donne's Holy Sonnet III

    John Donne's Holy Sonnet III

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

  • Whether or not one loves or hates the writing of Ernest Hemingway is never much of a consideration regarding his stature, as his stature as one of the finest of America's writers is cemented in history. The life of Earnest Hemingway was complex, and full of danger, intrigue, and adventure, just like his writing, the man was totally unique.

    Ernest Hemingway - an American Literary Giant

    Ernest Hemingway - an American Literary Giant

    by Wesman Todd Shaw20

  • When I have fears that I may cease to be is a sonnet by romantic John Keats. The speaker is fearful of the nothingness that awaits him before he's had time to fulfil his potential as a poet and lover and gain fame. Iambic pentameter dominates. Full end rhyme, metaphor and other literary devices.

    Analysis of Sonnet "When I Have Fears" by John Keats

    Analysis of Sonnet "When I Have Fears" by John Keats

    by Andrew Spacey4

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