Wednesday, April 17

Facts about Robert Lee Frost

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Robert Frost.  

 

This week’s famous poet is Robert Frost. Last week’s famous poet was John Keats. 

Robert Frost was a famous poet and teacher. He wrote over two-hundred and forty poems. He was born in San Francisco, California. His parents’ names are William Prescott Frost Jr. and Isabelle Moodie. He had one sibling.

 

Continue reading to find out more about Robert Frost. 

 

Here is a list of some poems by Robert Frost: 

  • Ghost House
  • October
  • Storm Fear
  • Asking for Roses
  • Blueberries
  • Good Hours
  • Christmas Trees
  • The Telephone
  • The Moon
  • A Time to Talk

 

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Quick facts about Robert Frost: 

1. He was born on March 26, 1874 in San Francisco, California. He died on January 29, 1963 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was eighty-eight years old. He died from a pulmonary embolism that caused a heart attack. He is buried at the Old Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, Vermont.

2. His father died when he was eleven years old. His father died from tuberculous. 

3. The following is one of Robert Frost’s poems:


A Time to Talk

When a friend calls to me from the road

And slows his horse to a meaning walk,

I don’t stand still and look around

On all the hills I haven’t hoed,

And shout from where I am, ‘What is it?’

No, not as there is a time talk.

I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,

Blade-end up and five feet tall,

And plod: I go up to the stone wall

For a friendly visit. 

(You can print out a worksheet on this poem. You will fill in the missing words in the poem) 

4. Robert Lee Frost was named after Robert E. Lee. Robert E. Lee was a general in the confederate army. Robert Lee Frost’s parents were both in education (teachers) so they decided to honor Robert Lee by naming their son after him.

5. In 1892 he graduated from Lawrence High School. He attended Dartmouth College for about two months. In 1897 he went to Harvard University. In 1899 he had to leave Harvard because he was ill.

6. Robert Frost had only one sibling. Her name was Jeanie Frost. He had to have her committed to a mental hospital in 1920.

7. Robert Frost married Elinor Miriam White and they had six children. Elinor died on March 20, 1938.

Here is a list of their children:

  • Elliot Frost (1896-1900)
  • Lesley Frost (1899–1983)
  • Carol Frost (1902–1940)
  • Irma Frost (1903–1967)
  • Marjorie Frost (1905–1934)
  • Elinor Bettina Frost (1907-1907)

8. Robert Frost was the only poet to receive four Pulitzer Prizes for his poetry. He also won a Congressional Gold Medal for his poetry.

9. He got to read one of his poems at John F. Kennedy’s Inauguration on January 20, 1961. 

Here is the poem he recited:

The Gift Outright

The land was ours before we were the land’s.

She was our land more than a hundred years

Before we were her people. She was ours

In Massachusetts, in Virginia,

But we were England’s, still colonials,

Possessing what we still were unpossessed by,

Possessed by what we now no more possessed.

Something we were withholding made us weak

Until we found out that it was ourselves

We were withholding from our land of living,

And forthwith found salvation in surrender.

Such as we were we gave ourselves outright

(The deed of gift was many deeds of war)

To the land vaguely realizing westward,

But still unstoried, artless, unenhanced,

Such as she was, such as she would become.

 


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Books by Robert Frost and others: 

1. Poetry for Kids: Robert Frost by Robert Frost and Jay Parini

2. The Illustrated Robert Frost: 15 Winter Poems for Children by Robert Frost and Sloth Dreams Publishing

3. Papa Is a Poet: A Story About Robert Frost by Natalie Bober and Rebecca Gibbon

 

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“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”—Robert Frost

 

 

 

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Wednesday, April 10

Facts about Earth Day

Learn about Earth Day



Earth day is April 22. Everyday should be earth day. The earth deserves respect too. The earth gives us all the supplies we need to keep our world revolving. Show the earth some love and kindness everyday. Put trash where it belongs. Pick up trash and put it in a can. Keep the beaches clean and never throw trash in the water. 



Origins of Earth Day: 

Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. Earth Day is a world-wide celebration dedicated to the environmental awareness and protection. Earth Day is recognized in more than 193 countries and involves over 1 billion people.

Age of Our Planet: 

The Earth’s geological age is estimated to be over four (4) billion years old.

Climate Disasters: 

Since 1980, the U.S. has experienced 377 weather and climate disasters, including droughts, hurricanes, and wildfires, costing over $2.6 trillion.

Tree Population: 

Earth is home to more than 3 trillion trees, which averages to about 400 trees per person. Save the trees!

Earth Day Flag: 

Yes, Earth Day has its own flag!

Environmental Impact: 

Earth Day raises awareness about protecting our planet’s natural resources for future generations. Help raise awareness by sharing how important earth day and everyday is to the environment. 

Spring Equinox Connection: 

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 in the United States and on the day of the spring equinox elsewhere.

Environmental Laws and Movements: 

Earth Day has inspired significant environmental laws and initiatives all around the world.

Climate Change Challenges: 

The U.S. has faced some very extreme weather events due to climate change.

Plant a Tree: 

Consider planting a tree to contribute to Earth’s beautiful and much needed greenery. We need more trees. Trees give us clean fresh oxygen to breathe. Next time you take a deep breath give a tree credit for all the hard work it does to produce oxygen.

Renewable Energy: 

Explore clean energy sources like solar and wind power.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: 

Simple actions can make a big difference. Please don't litter. Reduce waste by buying only what is needed. There are some great ways to reuse and repurpose waste material. Recycle all material that can be reused or remade into something else. Remember to only recycle what can be recycled according to your state.

Educational Events: 

Earth Day sometimes extends into Earth Week, with events that are focused on green living.

Individual Impact: 

Each person’s choices matter in protecting the planet we live on. Help keep our planet clean for all of us and for the future generations.


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Facts about John Keats

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John Keats.  

 

This week’s famous poet is John Keats. Last week’s famous poet was John Milton. 

John Keats is a famous poet. He wrote over one-hundred and forty poems. He was born in London, England. His parents’ names are Thomas Keats and Frances Jennings. He had four siblings.

 


Continue reading to find out more about John Keats. 

 


Here is a list of some poems by John Keats: 

  • Ode On a Grecian Urn
  • A Thing of Beauty
  • Ode To Autumn
  • Bright Star
  • A Song About Myself
  • His Last Sonnet
  • Fancy
  • To Lord Byron
  • On A Dream

 


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Quick facts about John Keats: 

1. He was born October 31, 1795 in London, England. He may have been born on October 29th.

2. He took care of his brother who was dying from tuberculous and he himself got ill from it. He eventually died from the disease. John Keats was 25 years old when he died. He passed away on February 23, 1821, in Papal States, Rome. He is buried at Protestant Cemetery in Rome.

3. The following is one of John Keats’s poems:


On A Dream

As Hermes once took to his feathers light,

When lulled Argus, baffled, swoon’d and slept,

So on a Delphic reed, my idle spright

So play’d, so charm’d, so conquer’d, so bereft

The dragon-world of all its hundred eyes;

And seeing it asleep, so fled away,

Not to pure Ida with its snow-cold skies,

Nor unto Tempe where Jove griev’d that day;

But to that second circle of sad Hell,

Where in the gust, the whirlwind, and the flaw

Of rain and hail-stones, lovers need not tell

Their sorrows—pale were the sweet lips I saw,

Pale were the lips I kiss’d, and fair the form

I floated with, about that melancholy storm. 

(You can print out a worksheet on this poem. You will fill in the missing words in the poem) 

4. When John Keats was eight (8) years old his father fell off a horse on his way home causing his skull to fracture. His father passed away shortly after the accident.

5. John Keats was educated at a dame school when he was a young child. A dame school was a small privately taught school. He was sent to John Clarkes school in 1803. In 1815 he went to Guy’s Hospital to study as a medical student. In 1816 he received his apothecary's license. But by the end of the year, he concluded that he would rather be a poet than a medical doctor.

6. Here is a list of John Keats’s siblings:

  • George Keats (1797)
  • Thomas Keats (1799)
  • Edward Keats (1801)
  • Frances Mary Keats (1803)

7. John Keats was in love with Frances "Fanny" Brawne. They were secretly engaged, but he died from tuberculous before he could be married to her. During his illness he and Fanny kept in contact by writing letters to each other. John Keats never married and he never had any children.

8. John Keats had three books of poetry published during his lifetime. When he became a published poet, he did not like any of his earlier poems, so he gathered them all together and burned them. He did not become a famous poet until after his death.

9. Here is a sonnet written by John Keats, perhaps his favorite color was blue.

 

Blue! ‘tis the life of heaven, –the domain

Of Cynthia, –the wide palace of the sun, –

The tent of Hesperus and all his train, –

The bosomer of clouds, gold, grey and dun.

Blue! ‘Tis the life of waters–ocean

And all its vassal streams: pools numberless

May rage, and foam, and fret, but never can

Subside if not to dark-blue nativeness.

Blue! gentle cousin of the forest green,

Married to green in all the sweetest flowers,

Forget-me-not, –the blue-bell, –and, that queen

Of secrecy, the violet: what strange powers

Hast thou, as a mere shadow! But how great,

When in an Eye thou art alive with fate!

 


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Books by John Keats and others: 

1. A Song About Myself by John Keats and Chris Raschka

2. The Complete John Keats by John Keats

3. John Keats: Poetry by Ellen Nicholls

 

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“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination.”—John Keats

 

 

 

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Wednesday, April 3

Facts about John Milton

 

Learn some quick facts about 
John Milton.  

 

This week’s famous poet is John Milton. Last week’s famous poet was Christina Rossetti. 

John Milton is a famous poet. He wrote over twenty poems. He was born in London, England. His parents’ names are John Milton and Sarah Jeffrey. He had two siblings.

 

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Here is a list of some poems by John Milton: 

  • The Passion
  • A Mask
  • On Shakespeare
  • On Time
  • Song on May Morning
  • Psalm 136
  • Psalm Translations
  • Paradise Lost
  • At a Solemn Musick

 


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Quick facts about John Milton: 

1. He was born December 9, 1608, in London, England.

2. John Milton was 65 years old when he died. He passed away on November 8, 1674, in London, England. He is buried at St Giles-without-Cripplegate in the City of London. He died from either tuberculosis or gout.

3. The following is one of John Milton’s poems:

On Shakespeare

What needs my Shakespeare, for his honoured bones,

The labour of an age in piled stones?

Or that his hallowed relics should be hid

Under a star-ypointing pyramid?

Dear son of Memory, great heir of Fame,

What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name?

Thou, in our wonder and astonishment,

Hast built thyself a livelong monument.

For whilst, to the shame of slow-endeavouring art,

Thy easy numbers flow, and that each heart

Hath, from the leaves of thy unvalued book,

Those Delphic lines with deep impression took;

Then thou, our fancy of itself bereaving,

Dost make us marble, with too much conceiving,

And, so sepulchred, in such pomp dost lie,

That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.

 

(You can print out a worksheet on this poem. You will fill in the missing words in the poem) 

4. John Milton was a polemicist. A polemicist is a person who likes to engage in controversial debates.

5. John Milton was educated at home by a tutor named Thomas Young. He also attended St Paul's School in London for a while where he learned Greek and Latin. He then went on to college. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1629.

6. Here is a list of John Milton’s siblings:

  • Anne Milton (1604)
  • Christopher Milton (1615)

7. John Milton was married three times. Here is a list of his wives names:

  • Mary Powell (1st wife)
  • Katherine Woodcock (2nd)
  • Elizabeth Minshull (3rd)

8.  He had five children altogether, four of the children he had with his first wife Mary Powell. He had one child with his second wife Katherine Woodcock. Here is a list of his five children:

  • Anne
  • Mary
  • John
  • Deborah
  • Katherine

9. By the time John Milton was forty-three years old he was completely blind in both eyes. He wrote his book/poem called Paradise Lost when he became blind. Paradise lost is twelve books and over 10500 lines long.

 


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Books by John Milton and others: 

1. John Milton: A Biography by Neil Forsyth

2. Milton's Paradise Lost by John Milton

3. The Complete Poems Of John Milton by John Milton

 

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“What reinforcement we may gain from hope, If not, what resolution from despair.”—John Milton

 

 

 


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Facts about Robert Lee Frost

Learn some quick facts about  Robert Frost.      This week’s famous poet is Robert Frost . Last week’s famous poet was John Keats.  Ro...