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Schoolroom Poets: Childhood, Performance, and the Place of American Poetry, 1865-1917

Book Description
As recently as the 1960s, children across America continued to recite in schoolrooms or on auditorium stages poems of strong emotional resonance such as "Paul Revere's Ride," "Little Orphan Annie," and "The Song of Hiawatha." Many still remember poems with soft rhythmic cadences such as "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod" as bedtime verse read to them by their parents. According to Angela Sorby, these and ... More
Book Information
PublisherUniversity of New Hampshire Press
BindingHardcover (3 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages282
Publication Date02/24/2005
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About Angela Sorby (Author) : Angela Sorby is a poet, children's literature critic, and professor of American Literature.
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