The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is integral to any foundation in the study and appreciation of literature. It is the epic of youth, an adventure we have all shared. “The Rainbow” by English Romantic poet, William Wordsworth, is a wonderful supplement to this classic work of American fiction. Both capture the fierce joy and wonder of childhood, and the necessary and hazardous passage into adulthood.
Grade Level: High School
Subject: English, Literature
Learner: Homeschooled Students, Classical Education
Tagged as: william wordsworth, tom sawyer, poetry, poem, literature, irony, classical education, american literature
Jan 31, 2015
Great essay! It suggests -- reveals, I think -- unexpected depth in this book.