A Man Without a Country Essays

These poems are a 1860's Literature assignment from Diane's American Literature Course. “Breathes there the man” Sir Walter Scott From “The Lay of the Last Minstrel,” Canto Sixth II O Caledonia! Stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic child! Land of brown heath and shaggy wood, Land of the mountain and the flood, Land of my … Continue reading A Man Without a Country Essays

1860s American Literature

This is part of Diane's American Literature Course Series This is a good time of year for the load to lighten a bit.  Not knowing for sure what kind of progress we might be able to make through the list, I couldn’t have planned it this way, but our 1860s selections have fallen quite nicely between Thanksgiving … Continue reading 1860s American Literature

The Song of Hiawatha

This is part of Diane's American Literature Course Series My grandpa was born in 1906.  He went to school in the ancient days of America when memorization was considered a good way to, well, remember things.  When I was a child, he could still recite large chunks of Longfellow’s Evangeline.  I believe I first heard from him, … Continue reading The Song of Hiawatha

The Song of Hiawatha Essays

Essays from Song of Hiawatha  in Diane's American Literature Course series In The Song of Hiawatha, the main character is a strong leader called Hiawatha.  He is like any other hero, in that he has “superpowers.”  He owns moccasins that, when he runs, with every footstep he goes a mile.  His mittens make him quite strong. … Continue reading The Song of Hiawatha Essays