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Articles tagged Emily Dickinson

My Favorite Sources for Really Good Books

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by Beth
Friday, 01 November, 2013
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education, Homeschooling Life
He ate and drank the precious words, His spirit grew robust, He knew no more that he was poor, Or that his frame was dust. He danced along the dingy ways And this bequest of wings Was but a book. What liberty A loosened spirit brings. - Emily Dickinson, The Poems of...
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Words that Count: Discovering the Mathematics of Poetry

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by Jen
Friday, 15 February, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
In a 2011 article for the American Mathematical Society, mathematician Cai Tianxin made a striking claim. He wrote, “It could be said that mathematics and poetry are the freest intellectual activities of human beings.”1 His suggestion is doubly daring: first, because...
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My Classical Journey with the Magi

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by Jen
Wednesday, 19 December, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
Last year, I had the opportunity to study T.S. Eliot's poem "The Journey of the Magi" with a high school student whom I was tutoring. I had read the poem before and my graduate school roommate was an Eliot aficionado, so I felt reasonably confident as I approached the...
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Beating the Winter Blues

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by Jen
Thursday, 08 November, 2012
categories: Homeschooling Life
Lo! now the direful monster, whose skin clings To his strong bones, strides o’er the groaning rocks: He withers all in silence, and in his hand Unclothes the earth, and freezes up frail life. —William Blake, “To Winter”  The first semester of the school year is winding...
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