The Beauty Within...

Sophomore Honors English

Think about...

  • What is beautiful?

  • How do I appreciate beauty?

  • Can I see the beauty within...nature, home, life, humor, others, myself?

  • Is there really no place like home?

  • Should I follow my instincts?

  • Where do I belong?

  • Does my attitude affect my beauty?

  • How does my attitude affect others and their beauty?

Pieces of Literature

Nature - Transcendentalism

  • excerpts from works by Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • excerpts from works by Henry David Thoreau

  • Walt Whitman's Poetry


  • "A & P" by John Updike

  • excerpts from works by Mark Twain

  • "Every Day Use" by Alice Walker

  • "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • "In a Dark Time" by Theodore Roethke

  • "Opportunity" by Walter Malone

  • "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath

  • "Birches" by Robert Frost

  • Emily Dickinson's poetry

  • "Snapshot of a Dog" by James Thurber

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