emily dickinson – hope is the thing with feathers

‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers— That perches in the soul— And sings the tune without the words— And never stops—at all— And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard— And sore must be the storm— That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm— I’ve heard it in the chillest land— And on the strangest […]

Madeleine L’Engle – beauty in children’s literature

Madeleine L’Engle, who lived from 1918 to 2007, was anything but common. In A Wrinkle in Time, the first and most popular book of The Time Quintet, L’Engle’s fanciful nature cannot be missed. She believed that “you have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult […]

Unfading Flowers – a poetry analysis of “There is Another Sky” by Emily Dickinson

There is another sky, Ever serene and fair, And there is another sunshine, Though it be darkness there; Never mind faded forests, Austin, Never mind silent fields – Here is a little forest, Whose leaf is ever green; Here is a brighter garden, Where not a frost has been; In its unfading flowers I hear […]

Should a State College Education Be Funded by Taxpayers?

Imagine that you’re an eighteen-year-old. You are eager to learn, make your way in the world, and seek prosperity. This is a difficult task for many of our American youth, particularly minorities. To aid in this, many politicians (mostly on the democratic side) have suggested making state colleges free to attend or, at least, heavily […]