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Early American Poetry—"Beauty in Words"

Series: Poetry Rocks!

By Stephanie Buckwalter

This collection surveys American poetry from the colonial period through the end of the nineteenth century, including eleven poets. Anne Bradstreet, Phillis Wheatley, Emily Dickinson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Philip Frenau, William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitmen are featured. Shows students how to analyze poetry for greater understanding and enjoyment. Includes biographical information, historical background, and several poems by each writer to introduce readers to a range of poems from this exciting era.

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Reviews

"The texts are clear and informative. Analysis is particularly engaging, making the books useful for drawing high school students into the study of poetry."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2010

". . . a valuable tool in getting students interested in some of the most revered American poets and some of their best loved works . . . If your students study poetry at all, this is a must purchase."

Association of Region XI School Libraries

". . . an excellent resource for studying early American poetry and is highly recommended to be added to high school library collections."

South Sound Book Review Council, December 28, 2009

"Author Stephanie Buckwalter has combined a wonderful writing style with impeccable research and the best possible choice of poets and poetry for readers of all ages . . . Everything about this volume suggests careful planning . . . This book is a necessary one for middle school and high school libraries as well as for the classroom teacher of social studies, English and reading."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, January 2010

"By presenting prominent poets of the times, the author also describes their far-reaching influence with particular attention to the stronger aspects of their influence on history. Another common feature about these poets is that most of them did not earn a living through writing and publishing their creations . . . an excellent tool to begin infusing lessons with fine examples of our country’s best poets, to learn about their influences within historical context, and to develop student skills for their own personal expression."

Children's Literature

"The writing is conversational but intelligent . . . These books would be great supplemental texts for teachers in grades eight through twelve who teach poetry . . ."

VOYA, February 2010

"This series offers a comprehensive overview of literary periods . . . These titles will find the most use with teachers looking to guide literary studies."

School Library Journal, Fall 2009

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