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Sylvia Plath

Good-night, sweet princess. You are still on your own; be stoic; don’t panic; get through this hell to the generous sweet overflowing giving love of spring. 12 more words


Poem of the Week

Daily Trials by a Sensitive Man

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Oh, there are times
When all this fret and tumult that we hear
Do seem more stale than to the sexton’s ear… 220 more words

Expat Life

A Short Analysis of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s ‘The Rainy Day’

On Longfellow’s glorious rain poem

The US poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82) is best-known for The Song of Hiawatha, and for growing a beard to hide the marks… 520 more words


Walt Whitman

A Woman Waits For Me

A WOMAN waits for me—she contains all, nothing is lacking,
Yet all were lacking, if sex were lacking, or if the moisture of the right man were lacking. 468 more words


Louise Glück

There were many winters but I closed my eyes
The cold air white with dissolved wings

There was one garden when the snow melted
Azure and white; I couldn’t tell… 19 more words


Women's Rights - Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

One of the major issues that we are examining during the Realist period is the fight for women’s rights. In class we will be examining the work of two women – Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth. 273 more words


Bryant McGill

Out of the hobbled spirit of attachment, and the insecure need of belonging, come the gross judgments against those who do not belong. ― Bryant McGill, … 7 more words