Is there a story or poem which you studying in school which sparked a lifelong

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  1. Anna Haven profile image85
    Anna Havenposted 5 years ago

    Is there a  story or poem which you studying in school which sparked a lifelong love of writing?

    Is there a particular story or poem that you studying in school that sparked  a lifelong love of writing? If there is why?

  2. MickS profile image69
    MickSposted 5 years ago


  3. swati17 profile image69
    swati17posted 5 years ago

    Yes....The one I still remember .....from my school days,,,

    The muddlehead by Ogden Nash … 4977008410

    1. Anna Haven profile image85
      Anna Havenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I had never heard of this, thankyou for the link. I had a look and I can see why it stuck in you mind. Very skillful rhyming.

  4. JimTxMiller profile image76
    JimTxMillerposted 5 years ago

    Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man & the Sea

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    Joanne M Olivieriposted 5 years ago

    There wasn't one actual poem but a book with a .series of poems by James R Walker Sr. titled Speak Nature which my Mom gave me while I was grammar school.  I fell in love with poetry after reading this anthology.  It's an old book published in 1965.  I still have it smile

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    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    For me , it was a poem called "The wreck of the Hesperus" a poem of a ship wreck where the captain tied his daughter to the main mast of the ship to protect her from being thrown overboard ! ..Hawthorn ?

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      Joanne M Olivieriposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love that poem and it is by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow who also happens to be a favorite of mine.

  7. Anna Haven profile image85
    Anna Havenposted 5 years ago

    Thankyou all for answering smile  I asked  because when I read 'Strange Meeting' by Wilfred Owen  at school I  thought it was awe-inspiring. For me that was the point at which  I realised the huge  power of writing and what it could convey.

  8. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    No, for me it was a book that belonged to my father. I discovered it after he died. I must have been 9.  The Complete Works of Robert Service. I read through it, discovering poetry and it stayed with me. I wanted to be able to do that with words and started trying my hand at poetry very young.


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