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Ralph Waldo Emerson Biography

Emerson is credited with gradually moving away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, while formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. As […]

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Robert Burns Biography

Robert Burns, a Scottish poet and a lyricist, is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. He is perhaps the best known of the poets […]

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Robert Frost Biography

Robert Lee Frost was a beloved American poet who is still highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. He was a […]

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Robert Louis Stevenson Biography

Stevenson was born Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson on November 13, 1850 at 8 Howard Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, to Thomas Stevenson (1818-1887), a leading lighthouse engineer, and his wife Margaret, born […]

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Rudyard Kipling Biography

Kipling enjoyed some early success with his poems but soon became known as a masterful short story writer for his portrayals of the people, history and culture of his times. […]

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Stephen Foster Biography

Stephen Foster was born in Lawrenceville, which is now part of the city of Pittsburgh, on July 4, 1826. Stephen Foster grew up as the ninth of ten children in […]

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Shakespeare Biography

William Shakespeare, born in Stratford-upon-Avon, but his actual birth date is unknown, although it is traditionally observed on April 23, was the son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. He […]

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W.H. Auden Biography

Wystan Hugh Auden was born on February 21, 1907 in York, England to George Augustus Auden, a physician and Constance Rosalie Bicknell Auden, a trained missionary nurse. He became known […]

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Toni Morrison Biography

Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio; she was the second of four children born into a working class family. As a child, […]

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Walt Whitman Biography

Walter Whitman, the second of nine children to be born to Walter and Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, was born in West Hills, Town of Huntington, Long Island, on May 31, […]

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