• Launchpad: Browning's Last Duchess

    Created August 19, 2010

    LaunchPad: Brooks’ "We Real Cool"

    Gwendolyn Brooks’ "We Real Cool"

    Read Gwendolyn Brooks' poem "We Real Cool" out loud to yourself a few times. Then watch the video of John Ulrich discussing and reading "We Real Cool" as part of the EDSITEment-reviewed Library of Congress Favorite Poems Project. Pay particular attention to how you read the poem and how the poem is read in the Favorite Poems Project video—what words are emphasized? what kind of rhythm is established?

    Launchpad: Marvell's Coy Mistress

    Andrew Marvell: "To His Coy Mistress"

    Use the following links as you explore Andrew Marvell's poem, "To His Coy Mistress."

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet, is born

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    February 27, 1807

    Valentine’s Day

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    Langston Hughes, African-American poet, is born

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    Robert Frost, American poet, dies; epitaph reads: “I had a lover's quarrel with the world”

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    Lewis Carroll, English author, is born

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    Lord Byron, English Romantic poet, is born

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    Paul Laurence Dunbar, African American poet and novelist, dies

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