A Rose is a Rose is a Rose: It’s National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry month. so I thought it would be a great time to talk about poetry. Poetry is a type of literature that is often written to evoke a specific emotional response from the reader. This is accomplished through language and the way it is arranged, rhyme, meter or number of beats on […]

Finding Sanctuary: Gardens in Classic Literature

Gardens¬†are great settings for classic literature. From Ovid to Shakespeare to Keats, poets have used the gardens as settings and metaphors in their poetry for over 2,000 years. But gardens are not merely settings, they can become a part of the story as illustrated in two beloved children’s classics, Alice Through the Looking Glass and […]