Category Archives: American Poetry

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. In the play Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare puts these words into a character’s mouth: “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” It … Continue reading

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To Betsy Wells Hall

*Post written by Theresa Oser, an English 601 student, at the University of Southern Indiana. My archival folder contained Civil War era poems written by Betsy Wells Hall.  They were written in a script-line longhand on lined paper and were … Continue reading

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A Close Reading of Betsy Wells Hall’s “To the memory of our good President Abraham Lincoln”

*Post written by Jacqui Epley, an English 601 student, at the University of Southern Indiana. Though he be a Humble Man A Close Reading of Betsy Wells Hall’s “To the memory of our good President Abraham Lincoln” It goes without saying … Continue reading

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