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Thoughts on "A Snowy Evening"

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Rain falls on the tin roof outside my office window. No snow tonight; it is not even in the forecast for the week. Nevertheless, I am thinking of snow as I have been reading Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Since summer, I have been meandering...
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Becoming an Authority on Poetry

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by Andrew
Tuesday, 28 May, 2013
categories: Classical Christian Education
Over at the LTW Mentor—the Yahoo! group for The Lost Tools of Writing—we have been discussing what book of poetry folks recommend to a mother who wants to give her daughter a gift book. As you might expect, I wandered from the point when somebody asked what to choose...
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Add a Bit of Silliness to Your Poetry Class

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by Jen
Thursday, 21 March, 2013
categories: Homeschooling Life
“This is just a bit of silliness, really,” says thirteen-year-old Peter Llewelyn Davies as a disclaimer to his first attempt at writing a play, in the 2004 film Finding Neverland. “I should hope so,” replies his mentor, playwright J.M. Barrie. “Go on.” Even though...
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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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