How to stay motivated in pursuing the spiritual path remains a challenge. Paramahansa Yogananda's "When Will He Come?" dramatizes the key to meeting this spiritual challenge.
Three children will play a game against time in a haunted lodge, and must use savvy strategies to outwit an ancient adversary. Dead Voices is a clever, creepy middle grade novel, with restless ghosts, and inanimate objects coming to life, making it reminiscent of The Shining, but for kids.
Get to know The Wife of Bath, one of the pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales. She is a strong willed woman, married five times and on the look out for number six! Never dull, she wants equality with men.
An exploration of classic sea poems that can be paired together for classroom study, with audio and other tips for supporting comprehension.
Emily Dickinson's poem, "The Brain - is wider than the Sky," compares and contrasts the human brain with the sky, the sea, and God.
Conrad Siever contrasts his feelings for two distinctive segments of his farm: the part with the cemetery he finds "wasted"; but he loved the acres that held his apple tree and lovingly nurtured that tree in life and continues to do so even after death.
Hiring editors and proofreaders is expensive, and justly so. But what if you don’t have the bucks to hire them? How can you best review and improve your manuscript without them, even if self editing?
“Daddy" by Sylvia Plath was penned in October 12, 1962, shortly before her death. The poem was published posthumously in Ariel (1965). In the form of a nursery rhyme, it utilizes the holocaust as an extended metaphor.
Paramahansa Yogananda’s "The Screen of Life" dramatizes the mayic dance of life with all its many activities and myriad natural objects that continually come and go.
Still I Rise is one of Maya Angelou's best poems. A defiant, hopeful, and uplifting lyrical poem that stirs the heart, prepares the soul for struggle and gives food for thought.
Emily Dickinson's keen intellect serves her well as she allows her speaker to demonstrate a profound truth that is still today widely and tragically misconstrued.
Discover the lives and works of 50 of the most influential women artists from the 1500's to the present day.
An overview of Sir Walter Raleigh's "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" and an analysis of the recurring motifs of mortality, lack of reasoning, love versus lust, and time.
Oliver Twist is a remarkable creation of Charles Dickens. His character is a unique blend of goodness, curiosity and sensitivity. The article is about some of the special qualities of Oliver as the central character negotiating with malice and challenges of society emerging as a heroic figure.
Robert Browning's dramatic monologue is all about power and the psychology of possession. The curiously disturbing Duke of Ferrara, who is telling lies, or truths, to an emissary of the next family he will marry into, comments on his last duchess, now a painting on the wall. A satire on the elite?
There is a decision to be made. Which road to travel down, which path to take in life? Frost's thoughtful poem on free will and the choices it allows.