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English writer Charlotte Bronte is born

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning is born

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portrait of Blake by John Flaxman

William Blake Archive

An online library of the visionary British poet's illuminated publications and includes a biography, an online glossary of his terminology, and further resources.

Tate Online

Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 and of international modern art. All works can be found on this site, each with its own information page.

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    Planes, (subway) trains, automobiles and World War I

    This lesson prompts students to think about a poem’s speaker within the larger context of modernist poetry. First, students will review the role of the speaker in two poems of the Romanticism period before focusing on the differences in Wallace Stevens’ modernist “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

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    Portrait of Rudyard Kipling.

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    Portrait of Rudyard Kipling.

    In this lesson, students will use interactive materials to learn about Rudyard Kipling's life and times, read an illustrated version of "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," and learn how Kipling effectively uses personification by mixing fact and fiction.