English homework.

Everyone survived the first day back to school after the break. Even me.

L is working on a major project for English and today we were discussing the books, stories, and poems that would possibly fit the theme she has chosen. I was, as usual, lobbying for Canadian authors and I think I was at least partially successful, although maybe only because this project will take a long time to complete and she's hoping to use books that we already own.

The one stumbling block we had was the poetry. I don't read much poetry and neither does she so it's hard to come up with poems to fit any theme, let alone a specific one. If anyone has any suggestions for poems dealing with coming of age (any country, any time period), I know she would really appreciate the help.

Posted by Ripley on March 23, 2009 | Tags: books, l

And then you said

I can't think of one offhand, but try searching Representative Poetry Online. It's a pretty good site from the U of T.

Posted by Melanie on March 25, 2009 10:08 PM

Thanks, Melanie. I'll tell her. :)

Posted by ripley on March 25, 2009 11:40 PM

Dunno if these are anywhere near the mark:

Suzanne - Leonard Cohen

Teachers - Leonard Cohen

Joan of Arc - Leonard Cohen

Opportunity - Edward R. Sill - http://www.poetry-archive.com/s/opportunity.html

O Captain! My Captain! - Walt Whitman - http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15754

Little Boy Blue - Eugene Field - http://www3.amherst.edu/~rjyanco94/literature/eugenefield/poems/poemsofchildhood/littleboyblue.html

Hiawatha's Childhood - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - http://www.online-literature.com/henry_longfellow/925/

Posted by Newt on March 26, 2009 6:16 PM

Thanks, Newt!

Posted by ripley on March 27, 2009 1:10 AM

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