Poetry for Young People: American Poetry

Poetry for Young People: American Poetry



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Poetry for Young People: American Poetry by John Hollander, Sally Wern Comport

“I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear...” —Walt Whitman

American Poetry offers a collection of 26 verses by our finest poets, all with their unique perspective on the land they loved and accompanied by remarkable paintings that enhance the meaning of the words. Here, beautifully illustrated, are such unforgettable works as Robert Frost's pensive “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” Ralph Waldo Emerson's powerful “Concord Hymn,” Langston Hughes’ majestic “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” Carl Sandburg’s “Jazz Fantasia,” and Maya Angelou’s “Harlem Hopscotch.” Of course, some poems are just sheer fun—especially the beloved ode to our national pastime, “Casey at the Bat.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402705175
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 03/28/2004
Series: Poetry for Young People Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.86(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

I Hear America Singing8
American Names10
Indian Names12
A Navajo Blanket14
Concord Hymn15
Old Ironsides16
Defence of Fort McHenry18
The New Colossus20
Anecdote of the Jar22
Portrait VIII23
O Captain! My Captain!24
The Negro Speaks of Rivers27
To an American Painter Departing for Europe28
Casey at the Bat30
The House on the Hill34
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening35
The Great Figure36
Amherst Train38
The Engine39
On the Mississippi41
Harlem Hopscotch42
Jazz Fantasia43
America for Me44
The Rockets That Reached Saturn46

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As an educator who teaches English and writing to high school students in a remedial setting, I found this book useful for poetry and writing prompts. Some students had not been exposed to poetry in middle school...or had only been taught poetic devices. The illustrations and layout of the text assisted students in developing writing reflections and their own poems while enjoying American poetry.