Monday, March 19, 2012

William Cullen Bryant contributing editor Allison Heisch

she is discussing classroom issues and strategies.

Most of Bryant's poems are ruminative poems about nature of life, nature of nature. some students like, most don't. (I myself dont' understand it! deb)

He was a writer not only popular but famous in his time.
an example of how American high culture reinvented itself.
New Englanders with an intellectual bent wanted to establish an acceptable American literary voice.
students never expect a nineteenth century newspaper to contain poetry.
Thanatopsis is often read as a proto-Transcendentalist poem, but was published by his Calvinist father.

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