All The World's A Stage By William Shakespeare   William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is regarded by many as one of the greatest poets/playwrights in history. This poem is an excerpt from his play "As you like it" The poem compares the world to a stage and life to a play, and catalogs seven ...

My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun By William Shakespeare   Poem about an Ordinary Relationship between Lovers that is Extraordinary. This poem is written in the form of a sonnet which is a 14 line rhyming poem that has its origins in Italy. This poem makes fun of passionate love po ...

Biography of William Shakespeare   William Shakespeare is one of the most well-known poets and playwrights. Many of his pieces are studied by students today, and his plays continue to be performed. It's speculated that he was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon because he was ...

Paul Revere's Ride By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   This poem recounts the night of April 18, 1775 when Paul Revere rode through Massachusetts warning of the British's arrival. While this is based on a historical event, there are some fictional aspects. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was inspire ...

Christmas Bells By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was inspired to write this poem in 1863 during the Civil War when his son went off to fight for the Union against his wishes. While this song is about Christmas time, there is an underlying tone of the war (The Wro ...

  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on February 27, 1807, in Portland, Maine. His father served in Congress and his grandfather was a Revolutionary War hero. He attended the Portland Academy and Bowdoin College, where he developed a love of storytelling and a passion for reading. The Bowdo ...

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