Category Archives: Browning (Elizabeth Barrett)

Two Exam Poems To Lift Your Spirits

For students encounter end-of-semester pressure, here are two comic poems about exams. Laughter is an important resource for you at the moment.

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The Secret Ecstasy of Reading

Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Aurora Leigh” captures my own relationship with books.

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New Grandchild Born under a Dancing Star

To celebrate the birth of my new granddaughter, I turn to Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Shakespeare.

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