Language Arts, Reference

About Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was an author that wrote about mystery, murder, cannibalism and mayhem.  He started writing at a young age and was able to publish his first book of poems at the age of 18.  As the years passed, …[Continue]

About Charles Dickens

Edgar Allan Poe

Charles Dickens is one of the iconic story-tellers and writers in history. With popular stories like A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, and A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens literary work is truly outstanding. Charles John Huffam Dickens is his …[Continue]

About Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling

The author of The Jungle Book and creator of icon characters like Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, Rudyard Kipling is one of the most praised and honored British writers of all time. Born in 1865 in Bombay, (now Mombai) and sent to be educated …[Continue]

If by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling from John Palmer

by Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you …[Continue]

About Limericks

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Why is this type of poem called a Limerick? The origin of the actual name limerick for this type of poem is not really known for sure. Its usage was first documented in England in 1898, in the New English …[Continue]

About Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen; a famous author and poet known mainly for his fairy tales like “The Little Mermaid”, “The Emperor’s New Clothes“, and “The Ugly Duckling“. As a fairy tale writer he made the lives of many children a little …[Continue]