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One moment alone in the garden,
Under the August skies;
The moon had gone, but the stars shone on, -
Shone like your beautiful eyes.
Away from the glitter and gaslight,
Alone in the garden there,
While the mirth of the throng, in laugh and song,
Floated out on the air.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
In lands I never saw -- they say
Immortal Alps look down --
Whose bonnets touch the firmament --
Whose sandals touch the town --

Meek at whose everlasting feet
A myriad daisy play --
Which, Sir, are you and which am I
Upon an August day?

Emily Dickinson
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What classic novel describes your life?

mheredgemheredge TeacherHere and therePosts: 26,514 mod
edited October 2014 in Books and Poetry
Answer the questions in this quiz to find out which classic novel best describes your life.

www.playbuzz.com/jonb10/what-classic-novel-describes-your-life
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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,514 mod
    edited October 2014
    I got Harper Lee's To Kill A Mocking Bird.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,125 mod
    Mine too, @mheredge‌
    I know the book's title, but I don't think I've read that novel
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,514 mod
    It's a real classic and very good indeed @april. The movie they made of it was also excellent and made Gregory Peck a star.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,125 mod
    I've seen the film, but I can't remember the story.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,514 mod
    Deep South of America, racism (Klu Klux Klan), children, @april? Does that jog any memories?
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,125 mod
    I'm still not sure if it is about a little girl who was raped and killed and was found near a creek or about a young woman who was raped when she wanted to run away from home.
    The only Mocking Bird Hill that keeps playing in my head is this song :)

  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,075 mod
    I got Lord of the rings.
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,758 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Me too, @Hermine. :)

    An underdog in every sense of the word, Tolkien's LORD OF THE RINGS does a masterful job of playing out your struggles. Though you may not be the most intimidating of individuals, you are not weak - far from it. People are constantly trying to put you down in life, and you always manage to prove them wrong; Sometime even finding yourself on top. Life has taken you some very strange places, and you've developed a taste for the fantastic in the process. You're determined, driven, and have a penchant for the surreal!
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,514 mod
    The children's father is the lawyer appointed to the defend a black man accused of raping a young white woman. Though it is established that the accusers are lying and despite significant evidence of the accused's innocence, the jury convicts him. Faith in justice becomes badly shaken, when the prisoner is shot and killed while trying to escape. The story continues as despite the conviction, Bob Ewell the other accuser felt humiliated by the trial and vow revenge.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Kill_a_Mockingbird
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,075 mod
    @Xanthippe, maybe I am a dwarf in that film.
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,758 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The sad fact is that I haven't watched it. :) @Hermine
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,075 mod
    Me neither @Xanthippe and the caracter of a dwarf is such a guess.
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    Bram Stoker's Dracula. It was a surprise.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,125 mod
    What makes you "draculean", @Helvio‌? :)
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    I don't know @April, maybe my vocation to be in the backstage.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,514 mod
    Are you being sarcastic @Helvio? "What a surprise!"
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    No, I'm not, @mheredge‌. hahahaha
  • komikomi Posts: 421 ✭✭✭
    edited October 2014
    E. B. White's Charlotte's Web.
    As always ... interesting.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,514 mod
    Backstage of what @Helvio? Are you talking about the theatre?

    Very interesting @komi!
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    Backstage of all the scenes. I'm low profile, like Dracula who knows?
  • komikomi Posts: 421 ✭✭✭
    It is an childrens novel. Classic.
    Nice.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,514 mod
    I just hope that you don't have his bloodthirsty habits @Helvio.
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    keep calm @mheredge, I prefer japanese food. hahaha
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,514 mod
    Phew! But little fish, watch out!
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,050 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    In my case, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.:)
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,758 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @bubbli So you are a hopeless romantic. :) I used to be one too but then I have jumped into integrals and derivatives, and finally I have became numerical. :)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,050 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Hahaha Xan I think I have strong connection with Jane Austen.:) not so hopeless romance. I like her novels though very lengthy but sensitive and deep.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,050 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    So which novel describes your life after cheating.:)
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