August 5

Cornerstone laid for the Statue of Liberty

August 5, 1884

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Writers Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville meet

August 5, 1850

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  • Hawthorne: Author and Narrator
    Lesson Plan / Literature & Language Arts
    Hawthorne: Author and Narrator

    Compare the storyteller's voice with that of the writer, who was a contemporary of Whitman and Douglass.

  • Lesson 3: Nathaniel Hawthorne and Literary Humor
    Lesson Plan / Literature & Language Arts
    Lesson 3: Nathaniel Hawthorne and Literary Humor

    Nathaniel Hawthorne' stories are more often associated with dark examinations of complex systems of morality than any sense of conventional comic humor.  And yet Hawthorne's subtle satiric wit oftentimes offered equally piercing insights into the human psyche. n this lesson, students read and examine a humorous story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and compare it to other American literary humorists.

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Wendell Berry, American poet, born

August 5, 1934