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The Most Famous Poem in English: The Sick Rose by William Blake

By Jacqueline Schaalje sammydavisdog I really love my job when I can get people to read. I have more success with this when students already read in their own language. Just recently, I got a Russian gentleman to read poems by William Blake. Although he loves literature and reads Molière for breakfast, he had never… Continue reading The Most Famous Poem in English: The Sick Rose by William Blake

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Line-by-Line Explanation of Famous Poem “The Kraken” – Plus: Everything you need to know about giant squids

Floodllama Alfred Tennyson – The Kraken Below the thunders of the upper deep; Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea, His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee About his shadowy sides: above him swell Huge sponges of millennial growth and height; And far away into the sickly light, From many a… Continue reading Line-by-Line Explanation of Famous Poem “The Kraken” – Plus: Everything you need to know about giant squids

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