October 27

Sylvia Plath, American poet, is born

October 27, 1932

First of the Federalist Papers published

October 27, 1787

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Welsh poet Dylan Thomas born

October 27, 1914

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  • Student Resource / Literature & Language Arts
    Launchpad: Death in Poetry

    Death. Perhaps no other theme elicits such deep and varied emotions from individuals across the globe. It's no wonder, then, that poets through the ages—no matter the time or place—have sought to address death through poetry. Read the following poems by A.E. Housman and Dylan Thomas and begin to consider the theme of death in poetry.