American Education Volume 10, No. 2

American Education Volume 10, No. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...makes good use of it. Trouble has been brought upon Alice through love--and Ellen fears the same result from the same cause. Alice, by her faith, when she makes the sign of the cross above the miserable dwarf, turns her grief into joy. Allan wishes Ellen to have just such faith, and to believe that good begets good. The message of the poem is hope. Many other points about the song could be studied, but hardly before the high school. The " Coronach," Blanche of Devon's warning, and the " Battle of Beal an' Duine," will yield just as much as one zvishes to get from them, especially the last-named song. An entire paper could be written on how to teach and study this poem alone, a master-piece within a master-piece. As to the characters in the poem--do they live? Ask a boy who is his favorite character and why. He will say, perhaps, "I like James--he's so brave. He wasn't afraid of Roderick and his men on the mountainside, but said: 'Come one, come all, this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I.'" What does the boy like? The human, the heroic. So on through all the characters--the vital point is reached when each one touches upon the chord that responds to the natural within us. Older people may study life from life. Let the little folks study from books; the fairy tale, with its mystic and ethereal surroundings; the book of travels, with its definite descriptions; the book of adventure, with its hero-worship. Soon enough are they thrust upon the world to learn the sordidness, the narrowness--and, yes, the loveliness of men. In teaching the study of these characters to young students, I would not advise the introspective study of motive and consequent effect. I would not be philosophical. The pupil's likes and...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610342
  • 9781236610348