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Beloved storyteller Jim Weiss performs thrilling, engaging poetry for listeners from middle school age through adults. Hear poems by, and learn about the lives of, poets from three centuries and three continents.

The Highwayman thunders up his moonlit road; the Tyger stalks the forest; the Statue of Liberty invites the world to find refuge, and the mysterious land of Xanadu beckons the traveler.
Whether you’re listening for entertainment, inspiration, memorization, or literature study, you’ll find what you’re looking for in this second volume of poetry from Jim Weiss. Ten Thousand Stars shine for you tonight!

Contents

1. Preface
2. Introduction to Robert Frost & “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

Distinctly American, Part 1
3. Introduction to Emily Dickinson & “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” by Emily Dickinson
4. “A Narrow Fellow in the Grass” by Emily Dickinson
5. Introduction to H. W. Longfellow & “The Village Blacksmith” by H. W. Longfellow
6. Introduction to Ralph Waldo Emerson & “Concord Hymn” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
7. Introduction to Stephen Vincent Benet & “Ballad of William Sycamore” by Stephen Vincent  Benet

The English Romantic Poets
8. Introduction to William Blake & “The Tyger” by William Blake
9. Introduction to William Wordsworth & “Daffodils” by William Wordsworth
10. “Composed upon Westminster Bridge” by William Wordsworth
11. Introduction to Samuel Taylor Coleridge & “Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
12. Introduction to Byron and Shelley & “She Walks in Beauty” by Byron and Shelley
13. Introduction to Percy Bysshe Shelley & “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Two Later Romantics
14. Introduction to Alfred Noyes & “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes
15. Introduction to John Masefield & “Sea Fever” by John Masefield

Distinctively American, Part 2
16. Introduction to Emma Lazarus & “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus
17. Introduction to Paul Laurence Dunbar & “Sympathy”  by Paul Laurence
18. Introduction to Edna St. Vincent Millay & “First Fig” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
19. “Recuerdo” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

A Circle of Friends
20. Introduction to William Butler Yeats & “The Fiddler of Dooney” by William Butler Yeats
21. “He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” by William Butler Yeats
22. Introduction to William Ernest Henley & “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley
23. Introduction to Rabindranath Tagore & “The Journey” by Rabindranath Tagore
24. “Give Me Strength” by Rabindranath Tagore
25. Introduction to Rudyard Kipling & “If” by Rudyard Kipling
26. Introduction to James Elroy Flecker & “To a Poet 1,000 Years Hence” by James Elroy Flecker

27. Conclusion

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About Jim Weiss

For 30 years, Jim Weiss, a storyteller and recording artist based in Virginia, has informed and delighted children and adults alike with his original stories, his biographies of great American men and women, and his retellings of ancient and modern classics.

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Beloved storyteller Jim Weiss performs thrilling, engaging poetry for listeners from middle school age through adults. Hear poems by, and learn about the lives of, poets from three centuries and three continents.

The Highwayman thunders up his moonlit road; the Tyger stalks the forest; the Statue of Liberty invites the world to find refuge, and the mysterious land of Xanadu beckons the traveler.
Whether you’re listening for entertainment, inspiration, memorization, or literature study, you’ll find what you’re looking for in this second volume of poetry from Jim Weiss. Ten Thousand Stars shine for you tonight!

Contents

1. Preface
2. Introduction to Robert Frost & “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

Distinctly American, Part 1
3. Introduction to Emily Dickinson & “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” by Emily Dickinson
4. “A Narrow Fellow in the Grass” by Emily Dickinson
5. Introduction to H. W. Longfellow & “The Village Blacksmith” by H. W. Longfellow
6. Introduction to Ralph Waldo Emerson & “Concord Hymn” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
7. Introduction to Stephen Vincent Benet & “Ballad of William Sycamore” by Stephen Vincent  Benet

The English Romantic Poets
8. Introduction to William Blake & “The Tyger” by William Blake
9. Introduction to William Wordsworth & “Daffodils” by William Wordsworth
10. “Composed upon Westminster Bridge” by William Wordsworth
11. Introduction to Samuel Taylor Coleridge & “Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
12. Introduction to Byron and Shelley & “She Walks in Beauty” by Byron and Shelley
13. Introduction to Percy Bysshe Shelley & “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Two Later Romantics
14. Introduction to Alfred Noyes & “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes
15. Introduction to John Masefield & “Sea Fever” by John Masefield

Distinctively American, Part 2
16. Introduction to Emma Lazarus & “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus
17. Introduction to Paul Laurence Dunbar & “Sympathy”  by Paul Laurence
18. Introduction to Edna St. Vincent Millay & “First Fig” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
19. “Recuerdo” by Edna St. Vincent Millay

A Circle of Friends
20. Introduction to William Butler Yeats & “The Fiddler of Dooney” by William Butler Yeats
21. “He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” by William Butler Yeats
22. Introduction to William Ernest Henley & “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley
23. Introduction to Rabindranath Tagore & “The Journey” by Rabindranath Tagore
24. “Give Me Strength” by Rabindranath Tagore
25. Introduction to Rudyard Kipling & “If” by Rudyard Kipling
26. Introduction to James Elroy Flecker & “To a Poet 1,000 Years Hence” by James Elroy Flecker

27. Conclusion

Format

You can have a CD shipped to you, or you can choose a downloadable MP3 file which is delivered immediately! Your downloadable files are always accessible for re-download, whenever you need them, from your Well-Trained Mind account.

 

About Jim Weiss

For 30 years, Jim Weiss, a storyteller and recording artist based in Virginia, has informed and delighted children and adults alike with his original stories, his biographies of great American men and women, and his retellings of ancient and modern classics.

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Contributor & Narrator

Jim Weiss

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Duration

1 hr. 14 min.

ISBN-13

978-1-945841-08-8

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