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About 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, Edgar Allan Poe was able to publish more books of poetry, write stories for newspapers […]

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About Charles Dickens

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 complete name as he was born on Fenruary 7, 1812. Among all English writers, he […]

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About 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 in England, Kipling learned at a young age to work and to learn. Rudyard Kipling […]

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Eight Commonly Misused Words

Cool infographic illustrating eight commonly misused words.

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If by Rudyard Kipling

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 can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in […]

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Two Homophone Spell Checker Poems

An Ode to the Spelling Chequer by Janet E. Byford Prays the Lord for the spelling chequer That came with our pea sea! Mecca mistake and it puts you rite Its so easy to ewes, you sea. I never used to no, was it e before eye? (Four sometimes its eye before e.) But now […]

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