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Friday, May 24, 2013

Official Site of the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center

Official Site of the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center: "In 1819, Walt Whitman was born at a farmhouse in West Hills built by his father circa 1810. The Birthplace was restored in 2001 and it is a fine example of native Long Island craftsmanship. The Birthplace is the only NYS Historic Site on Long Island listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1998, the White House Millennium Council named it an "American Treasure." In 2007, the Walt Whitman Trail, which begins at the Birthplace, was designated a National Recreational Trail by the US Dept. of the Interior."

You can see photos of Whitman's home and learn more about his life at this site!

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Walt Whitman : The Poetry Foundation

Walt Whitman : The Poetry Foundation: "Walt Whitman is America’s world poet—a latter-day successor to Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Shakespeare. In Leaves of Grass (1855), he celebrated democracy, nature, love, and friendship. This monumental work chanted praises to the body as well as to the soul, and found beauty and reassurance even in death. Along with Emily Dickinson, Whitman is regarded as one of America’s most significant nineteenth century poets. "  Read more and browse through his poems at the Poetry Foundation website!

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Walt Whitman- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More

Walt Whitman- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More: "orn on May 31, 1819, Walt Whitman was the second son of Walter Whitman, a housebuilder, and Louisa Van Velsor. The family, which consisted of nine children, lived in Brooklyn and Long Island in the 1820s and 1830s. At the age of twelve, Whitman began to learn the printer's trade, and fell in love with the written word. Largely self-taught, he read voraciously, becoming acquainted with the works of Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, and the Bible."  Read more about Whitman's life and read some of his poems!

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The Walt Whitman Archive

The Walt Whitman Archive: Published works, resources, pictures of Whitman and more! 'via Blog this'

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Grammar Girl : Apostrophe Catastrophe (Part Two) :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

Grammar Girl : Apostrophe Catastrophe (Part Two) :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™: Well, just when you thought you had apostrophe usage down to a science, here is part two of Grammar Girl's podcast on proper apostrophe usage! 'via Blog this'

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Citation Guide

Citation Guide:
Here is a list of links to sites to help you properly cite your sources.
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Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes:  Test your knowledge of author Langston Hughes! If you have enjoyed his writing that we've read in class, check out some of the other works he has written!

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Grammar Girl : "Emigrate" or "Immigrate"? :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

Grammar Girl : "Emigrate" or "Immigrate"? :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™:  What's the difference? What is a quick way to remember? 'via Blog this'