William Cullen Bryant
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|Biography and Background| |"Thanatopsis"| |Other Poems|

Biography and Background

William Cullen Bryant
An extensive biography with reference to major poems.

William Cullen Bryant
Biography.

"Thanatopsis"

An Explication of Death
In groups of three, the students explicate "Thanatopsis" by William Cullen Bryant. They identify poetic elements as well as sound effects in the poetry. Scroll to the bottom for an assessment idea.

"Thanatopsis"
Text of the poem.

"Thanatopsis"
Hypertext of the poem. Click on links for support for close reading.

"Thanatopsis"

"Thanatopsis" vocabulary
30 words presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of other use, synonyms, more.

William Cullen Bryant
An extensive bibliography. Scroll down to find discussion questions for "Thanatopsis."

Poetry

Bryant's "The Yellow Violet"
Analysis, link to text of the poem.

"The Poet"
Hypertext of the poem. Click on links for support for close reading.

"To a Waterfowl"
Hypertext of the poem. Click on links for support for close reading.

"To an American Painter, Departing for Europe"
Hypertext of the sonnet. Click on links for support for close reading.



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