Unit Two: Sound and Syntax | Elements of Literature
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- Three Musicians by Picasso—Resources for teaching the painting provided by Philadelphia Museum of Art; includes general background information, questions for visual analysis, and an engaging audio recording about the painting
- Poe's "The Bells" Audio Recording—An interactive sound board with various effects to enhance listening
- "A Reading of Poe's ‘The Bells'"—Article briefly discusses onomatopoeia and theme
"Who Has Seen the Wind?"
- Rossetti at PoetryFoundation.org—Biography, poems, and more
- Rossetti at Poets.org—Biography and poems
- Rossetti at VictorianWeb.org—Biography, list of works, critical essays on a variety of topics (including themes and imagery), and more
- Rattlesnake Sound Clips—Sound clips collected by Pelotes Island Nature Preserve at JungleWalk.com
- Rattlesnake Videos Clips—Video clips collected by Pelotes Island Nature Preserve at JungleWalk.com
- Rattlesnake Gallery at NationGeographic.com—Gallery of rattlesnake images
- Japanese Cloisonné—Several articles about cloisonné from the Victoria and Albert Museum
- Chávez at New Mexico State Record Center and Archives—Biography of the poet
- Chàvez at VocesdeSantaFé.org—Biography of the poet
"On the Grasshopper and the Cricket"
- Cricket Sound Clips—Sound clips collected by Pelotes Island Nature Preserve at JungleWalk.com
- Grasshopper Sound Clips—Sound clips collected by Pelotes Island Nature Preserve at JungleWalk.com
- Keats at Poets.org—Biography, poems, correspondence, and external links
- Keats at PoetryFoundation.org—Biography, poems, letters, critical articles, and audio recordings
- Keats's Works at Bartleby.com—Selection of poems and letters
"March for a One-Man Band"
- Wagoner at PoetryFoundation.org—Biography, poems, and audio recordings
- Wagoner at Poets.org—Biography, poems, and a recording of "The Junior High School Band Concert," a poem that can be paired with "March for a One-Man Band"
- Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf—Restored recording provided by Internet Archive
- Peter and the Wolf: A Musical Story—Background information and explanation of the various themes with musical recordings
- Peter and the Wolf Interactive Game—Match instruments to the characters in a film adaptation of the musical story
- Accentual Verse—An explanation of this poetic meter by poet and critic Dana Gioia; includes example poems
- Hoey Biography at NCTE.org—Brief biography mainly about his NCTE involvement
- "Ex-Basketball Player" by John Updike—Text of the poem to be used with the "Enrichment" section of the "Foul Shot" lesson
- "Inside Game" Interview at PoetryFoundation.org—John Updike answers questions about his poem "Ex-Basketball Player"
- Analysis of "Ex-Basketball Player" at Helium.com—Thorough analysis to enhance instruction of poem
- "Fast Break" by Edward Hirsch—A poem easily paired with "Foul Shot"
- "Foul Shots: A Clinic" by William Matthews—Another poem easily paired with "Foul Shot"
"A Gray Sleeve"
- The Stephen Crane Society—Links to biographical information, research sites, and online teaching resources; extensive bibliographies for Crane studies
- Cavalry Photos at The Civil War Home Page—A collection of cavalry photos gathered from both the National Archives and Library of Congress
- "Cavalry" Entry at CivilWar.com—Explains the purpose and structure of the cavalry, its role in the Civil War, and the life of cavalrymen
- Updike Biography at NEH.gov—Brief biography at the National Endowment for the Humanities
- Updike at PoetryFoundation.org—Biography, poems, articles, video, and more
- Updike on The Charlie Rose Show—A collection of videos on a variety of topics from Updike's appearances on The Charlie Rose Show
- "All Day I Hear" by James Joyce—Text of the poem for analysis and comparison with "Winter Ocean"
"Traveling Through the Dark"
- William Stafford Archives—A collection of handwritten manuscripts of poems, video and audio recordings (including "Traveling Through the Dark"), lesson plans, and more
- Stafford at the Modern American Poetry Site—Biographical information, criticism for specific poems, interviews, bibliographies, and external links
- Stafford at PoetryFoundation.org—Biography, select poems, and audio recordings
- Stafford at WebEnglishTeacher.com—Lesson plans and educational resources; includes biographical information and resources for specific poems, such as "Traveling Through the Dark"
"I Have a Dream"
- March on Washington at History.com—Webpage includes general information, video footage, and image galleries
- March on Washington at PBS.org—Online content for "Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement 1954–1958," a special presentation of PBS's series American Experience; includes historical context, press clippings, music, videos, an image gallery, and additional links
- The Martin Luther King, JR. Research and Education Institute—Stanford-led organization; provides numerous resources, including an audio recording of King's "I Have a Dream" speech and lesson plans
- Witnessing the Dream—A USAToday.com website; features first-person accounts of people who witnessed the "I Have a Dream" speech
- JFK's Inaugural Address (JFK Presidential Library and Museum)—Video of the speech preceded by the swearing-in process
- JFK's Inaugural Address at History.com—Video of the speech
- Archibald Carey—Brief discussion of Carey's possible influence on MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech
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