There was a real man behind the swashbuckling hero who was as deft at sparring with his pen and sword as Rostand’s hero.
“A Visit from St. Nicholas” is one of the most famous American poems. But who wrote it?
Many early stories praise her work ethic and devotion. But with Mrs. Claus usually hitting the North Pole’s glass ceiling, some writers started to push back.
Writing can help work through some of the emotions and boost wellbeing.
From Jaques Brel to Adele, those who sing of lost love owe a lot to the lyrics of the Romantics.
Epic poetry tends to be seen as highbrow, while action films are regarded as puerile and brutish. But the two share an affinity for dressing up brutal deaths with rhetorical flair.
Research has found that poetry can make people feel the urgency of climate change more keenly.
Remembered for his flowery designs, many forget that William Morris was also a very successful and skilled poet.
One citation at a time, a professor and her students are crafting a more complete picture of Dante’s women.
The 2,000-line poem by Scottish physician John Armstrong was written during a time of pandemic, war and increasing public disinformation. What can readers learn from it today?
How does a writer, former political detainee and health practitioner confront the prospect of the collapse of his country’s health system?
There are different versions of ‘English’ in different states, with various titles and levels of difficulty. It’s important to choose the right one to reach your desired destination.
Best known for his big historical novels, Scott was also a bestselling poet and a fine short-story writer who brought a vivid portrayal of Scots and Scotland to the world.
Dunlop’s 1838 poem, The Aboriginal Mother, about the suffering inflicted at the Myall Creek massacre, made the new immigrant from Ireland locally notorious.
In popular films and TV shows, poetry is typically used to express human feelings. This popular wisdom chimes with findings in cognitive neuroscience about how language works.
Addressed to a ‘fair youth’ and later, ‘a dark lady’, the sonnets are less well known than Shakespeare’s plays. A journey into them is an unsettling and beguiling literary adventure.
In American Sign Language, some words rhyme, some look like what they mean and some are used more often than others. A new database of these features paves a pathway for ASL research.
Three decades after poet Frank X. Walker coined the term ‘Affrilachia,’ the region’s poets and artists continue to create work that probes the world of a people long ignored.
Eagerly anticipated every year, the sakura season in Japan is a time to appreciate change.
If humans only translate what it is familiar to them, something essential is lost. The art of translation requires the permission to transcend borders and make mistakes.