• Launchpad: Picturing Lincoln

    Created August 31, 2010
  • Launchpad: Paul Revere

    Created August 31, 2010

    Launchpad: Death in Poetry

    Death in Poetry

    Section: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

    1) 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.

    Launchpad: Paul Revere

    Midnight Ride of Paul Revere—Fact, Fiction, and Artistic License

    Overview of the activities

    Read the directions and make use of the resources this LaunchPad is linked to to gain a better understanding and appreciation of Wood's painting.

    In order to complete the assignments, you will also need the following resources:

  • Launchpad: Brooks' "We Real Cool"

    Created August 25, 2010
  • Launchpad: Hayden and Roethke

    Created August 23, 2010
  • Launchpad: Marvell's Coy Mistress

    Created August 19, 2010
  • Launchpad: Browning's Last Duchess

    Created August 19, 2010
  • Preparing for Poetry

    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?