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Found Poetry: Retelling History through Poetry

W.B Yeats once famously quipped, "Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry." This exemplary Teacher's Guide from the Library of Congress (LOC) offers a seven-page outline for how to use over a dozen freely available LOC primary sources in the teaching of "found poetry." From the letters of Helen Keller to the poetry of Walt Whitman to the speeches of Alice Paul, these original scraps of text bring to life not only the poetry of America, but its rich and complicated history and its interweaving and sometimes conflictual cultures. The guide itself, which can be downloaded as a PDF, provides historical background, suggestions for teachers, and links to additional resources, along with commentary on the beautiful poems and prose contained on the main site.
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