Category: E3-Resources

Resources for American Literature: English 3.

Marianne Moore Poetry

Marianne Moore Poetry

Marianne Moore (1887 – 1972) was an American modernist poet, critic, translator, and editor. She won several awards for her poetry in her lifetime, and her poems are frequently anthologized. Poetry (1919) by Marianne...

Henry James biography

Henry James Biography

American author Henry James, a transitional figure between literary realism and modernism, is often numbered among the great English-language novelists.

How to Make a Daguerreotype

The daguerreotype, an early photographic process, was invented by French artist and photographer Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre. Introduced in 1830, it was the first publicly available photographic process but was superseded by less complicated processes in...

Washington Irving, 1783-1859

Washington Irving Timeline

Washington Irving’s place in history This timeline documents major events and influences on Washington Irving’s life and work. It begins by outlining the events and publications in Irving’s life, then looks at American literature, visual...

Common Sense by Thomas Paine

Common Sense by Thomas Paine

COMMON SENSE addressed to the INHABITANTS of AMERICA, On the following interesting SUBJECTS —Of the Origin and Design of Government in general, with concise Remarks on the English Constitution. —Of Monarchy and Hereditary Succession...

Robert Frost, American poet

Robert Frost Resources

Robert Frost Resources Robert Lee Frost (1874 – 1963) was a highly-regarded American poet known for realistic depictions of New England rural life as well as his use of American colloquial speech. His work used homespun...

F. Scott Fitzgerald Resources

F. Scott Fitzgerald Resources Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896-1940) led a life as colorful as one of his Jazz Age novels. Although he wrote only four complete novels and short stories, he is widely...

Fitzgerald Audio Recordings

Fitzgerald Audio Recordings

F. Scott Fitzgerald Audio Recordings Listen to these 1940s recordings of F. Scott Fitzgerald reading and reciting famous literature — he has a magnificent, magical voice that seems to give insight into his works...

Fitzgerald Collection at USC

Fitzgerald Collection at USC

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Collection at the University of South Carolina A fascinating F. Scott Fitzgerald Collection of documents has been made available online. According to the library’s description, “This F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary website was launched...

John Alden stays in Plymouth to protect Priscilla in Longfellow's poem The Courtship of Miles Standish.

The Courtship of Miles Standish by Longfellow

The Courtship of Miles Standish by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow This narrative poem written in 1858 by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow tells a charming tale of a courtship during the early days of Plymouth...

Part 9: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 9: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 9 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow IX. THE WEDDING-DAY   Forth from the curtain of clouds, from the tent of purple and scarlet, Issued the sun, the great High-Priest,[54] in his...

Part 8: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 8: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 8 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow VIII. THE SPINNING WHEEL   Month after month passed away, and in, autumn the ships of the merchants      825 Game with kindred and friends, with...

Part 7: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 7: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 7 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow VII. THE MARCH OF MILES STANDISH.[44]   Meanwhile the stalwart Miles Standish was marching steadily northward,           725 Winding through forest and swamp, and...

James Fenimore Cooper Resources

James Fenimore Cooper Resources

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) Cooper is considered the first fully American novelist – someone who achieved literary success writing about American issues, characters, and settings. He was influenced in his writing by the adventure novels...

Nathaniel Hawthorne Biography

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was an American author, best known for The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables. Hawthorne resources for EIL 3.4.

Part 6: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 6: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 6 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow VI. PRISCILLA   Thus for a while he stood, and mused by the shore of the ocean, Thinking of many things, and most of all...

Part 5: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 5: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 5 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow V. THE SAILING OF THE MAYFLOWER   Just in the gray of the dawn, as the mists uprose from the meadows, There was a stir...

Part 4: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 4: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 4 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow IV. JOHN ALDEN.   Into the open air John Alden, perplexed and bewildered, Rushed like a man insane, and wandered alone by the sea-side,                              340...

Part 3: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 3: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 3 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow III. THE LOVER’S ERRAND.   So the strong will prevailed, and Alden went on his errand,                                      185 Out of the street of the village, and...

Part 2: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 2: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 2 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow II. LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP   Nothing was heard in the room but the hurrying pen of the stripling, Or an occasional sigh from the laboring...

Part 1: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 1: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 1 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I. MILES STANDISH [1]   In the Old Colony days, in Plymouth the land of the Pilgrims,[2] To and fro in a room of his...

Mark Twain, as photographed by A.F. Bradley, c. 1907, from the Library of Congress.

Mark Twain Resources Index

Resources for Mark Twain (1835-1910) Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 – 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. His best-known novels include The Adventures...

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The Raven Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

“The Raven” by American writer Edgar Allan Poe is a narrative poem that tells the story of a mysterious talking raven’s visit to the narrator, who is mourning the loss of his love, Lenore....

Edgar Allan Poe, from a 1904 daguerrotype.

Edgar Allan Poe Resources

Edgar Allan Poe Resources Many writers in the American canon have written both poetry and prose; few, however, are equally known for both. Edgar Allan Poe was one such writer. Indeed, it is almost...

Dickinson and Copland Poems and Music

Dickinson and Copland Poems and Music

Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, set to music by Aaron Copland This musical approach to Emily Dickinson may help you hear her poems anew. Performed for the recital “For love of earth and sky”...