The Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier A Readers Edition William Jolliff Professor of English at George Fox University has selected of John Greenleaf Whittier s than poems with the intention of turning readers into Whittier fans His guiding focus fo

  • Title: The Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: A Readers' Edition
  • Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
  • ISBN: 9780944350485
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Paperback
  • William Jolliff, Professor of English at George Fox University has selected 55 of John Greenleaf Whittier s than 500 poems with the intention of turning readers into Whittier fans His guiding focus for this edition is readability by contemporaries A biographical and critical introduction and the indentification of themes in each section are important guides WilliWilliam Jolliff, Professor of English at George Fox University has selected 55 of John Greenleaf Whittier s than 500 poems with the intention of turning readers into Whittier fans His guiding focus for this edition is readability by contemporaries A biographical and critical introduction and the indentification of themes in each section are important guides William Jolliff s brief introductions to the poems themselves give specific historical background and interpretive help when necessary Includes Snow Bound, Icabod, Telling the Bees, The Barefoot Boy, Skipper Ireson s Ride, and In the Old South.

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    1. Whittier was a writer of popular verse. My favorite in the entire collection is not a verse poem, ironically, but “Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyll.” I can think of nothing that better evokes the time and place than this bit of prose, and it is beautiful. That being said, his verse is quite famous. My favorite selections from this volume are:“When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,When the funds are low and the debts are high,And you want to [...]

    2. I love John Whittier. I would personally rate him the best American poet, second only to Emily Dickinson. I wonder why he isn't quite as famous as the others. My favorite poem is "Choose Something Like a Star," which I understand is often misattributed to Robert Frost. Here's my favortie stanza:Say something to us we can learn By heart and when alone repeat. Say something! And it says "I burn." But say with what degree of heat. Talk Fahrenheit, talk Centigrade. Use language we can comprehend. Te [...]

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