Category Archives: American Poetry

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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Poetry in the Age of the Internet (Dial up or Facebook)

For National Poetry Month, let’s consider some poetic arts. I feel that people have a tendency to think of poetry as just old white guys whose writing you were forced to read in high school. Modern poetry is, I think, … Continue reading

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Shall I Compare Thee to a Blog Post?

  It’s almost that time of year! No silly, not Spring! It’s almost time for poetry month! April is National Poetry Month, and as a huge poetry dork, I could not be more excited! If you’re interested in learning more … Continue reading

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Masques, Sea Shanties, and the American Poets

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘poetry’? Moon-June rhyming things? Things you had to read in high school? Personally, I love poetry. It can be funny, romantic, interesting, or profound. It can help you understand times … Continue reading

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