Category Archives: Stevenson (Robert Louis)

Trump’s Unseen Playmate Jim

Trump apparently has an imaginary friend Jim who no longer likes Paris. Robert Louis Stevenson has a great poem about an imaginary friend.

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Christmas During Life’s Storms

In “Christmas at Sea,” Robert Louis Stevenson’s speaker is both buoyed up and saddened by childhood Christmas memories.

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How Do You LIke to Go Up in a Swing?

In “Child’s Garden of Verses,” Stevenson captures the complex inner lives of children.

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Books about People Reading Books

Books about books give readers a sense that they are part of a larger community.

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Mr. Hyde Is Taking over America

Dr. Jekyll is so buttoned down that his Hyde side emerges, but he looks pretty good to an America that is losing restraint.

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Discovering the Bad Girl Within

My student’s project on literary bad girls looks at “Jane Eyre,” Toni Morrison’s “Sula,” and Margaret Atwood’s “Alias Grace.”

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