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The Boarded Window

Ambrose Bierce
Short Stories
Total Words:
1811
Grade Level:
10
Tags:
short story, failure, grief, supernatural, guilt, loneliness, hope
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On the Decay of the Art of Lying

Mark Twain
Short Stories
Total Words:
2199
Grade Level:
10
Tags:
short story, truth, lying, lie,
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Hygiene and Sentiment

Mark Twain
Essays
Total Words:
1264
Grade Level:
10
Tags:
essay, humanity, death, life, family, class
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King Lear

William Shakespeare
Plays
Total Words:
27608
Grade Level:
10
Tags:
Justice, revenge, reconciliation, family relationships, play
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Macbeth

William Shakespeare
Plays
Total Words:
18531
Grade Level:
10
Tags:
play, ambition, fate, violence, magic, gender
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Hamlet

William Shakespeare
Plays
Total Words:
32044
Grade Level:
10
Tags:
death, madness, doubt, revenge, play
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The Purloined Letter

Edgar Allan Poe
Short Stories
Total Words:
6986
Grade Level:
10
Tags:
short story, cunning, lies, deceit, reality, power, rules, order
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The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Novels
Total Words:
47094
Grade Level:
10
Tags:
novel, The Great Gatsby, The American Dream, Class, Love, Marriage
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Illusions

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Essays
Total Words:
3809
Grade Level:
10
Tags:
essay, plato, art, illusion, lessons, knowledge
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Boule de Suif

Guy de Maupassant
Short Stories
Total Words:
14405
Grade Level:
10
Tags:
short story, wealth, hypocrisy, class, war, social class, gender, power, sacrifice
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The Birthmark

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Short Stories
Total Words:
6444
Grade Level:
10
Tags:
short story, science, nature, magic, magical, religion
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The Cloak

Nikolai Gogol
Short Stories
Total Words:
12163
Grade Level:
10
Tags:
short story, materialism, wealth, social status, fate, supernatural
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My Shadow

Robert Louis Stevenson
Poetry
Total Words:
194
Grade Level:
10
Tags:
poem, childhood, child, joy, friendship, understanding, knowledge
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Caterpillar

Christina Rossetti
Poetry
Total Words:
48
Grade Level:
10
Tags:
poem, growth, judge, life, change
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Flint

Christina Rossetti
Poetry
Total Words:
51
Grade Level:
10
Tags:
poem, judge, acceptance, children, child
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The Crocodile

Lewis Carroll
Poetry
Total Words:
45
Grade Level:
10
Tags:
poem, mischief, laziness, deception, cunning
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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

Mark Twain
Short Stories
Total Words:
2532
Grade Level:
11
Tags:
short story, region, differences, integrity, community, appearance, reality, society
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Advice to Little Girls

Mark Twain
Short Stories
Total Words:
393
Grade Level:
11
Tags:
short story, feminism, gender, feminiity, domesticity, domestic
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The Story of the Bad Little Boy

Mark Twain
Short Stories
Total Words:
1354
Grade Level:
11
Tags:
short story, appearance vs reality, fate, free will, humanity
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The Lady or the Tiger

Frank R. Stockton
Short Stories
Total Words:
2692
Grade Level:
11
Tags:
short story, consequences, choice, choices, love, jealousy, judgement, power
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The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself

FDR
Speeches
Total Words:
1877
Grade Level:
11
Tags:
Fear, bravery, courage, values, United States, speeches
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The Gettysburg Address

Abraham Lincoln
Speeches
Total Words:
268
Grade Level:
11
Tags:
speech, speeches, equality, freedom, declaration of independence, government, society, war, civil war, american civil war
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A House Divided

Abraham Lincoln
Speeches
Total Words:
3206
Grade Level:
11
Tags:
speech, speeches, war, slavery, division, government, freedom, United States
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I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed

Emily Dickinson
Poetry
Total Words:
105
Grade Level:
11
Tags:
poem, nature, beauty, time, religion
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Strength and Decency

Theodore Roosevelt
Speeches
Total Words:
1242
Grade Level:
11
Tags:
speech, speeches, inspiration, men, good man, humanity, roosevelt
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Onward and Upward

Carrie Chapman Catt
Speeches
Total Words:
1718
Grade Level:
11
Tags:
speech, speeches, woman, suffrage, equality, feminism, tax, women's suffrage, leadership, United States, history
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Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka
Short Stories
Total Words:
22021
Grade Level:
11
Tags:
short story, relationships, humanity, family, duty, economics, class, alienation, loneliness, freedom, guilt, escapism, identity
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Looking Forward

Robert Louis Stevenson
Poetry
Total Words:
33
Grade Level:
11
Tags:
poem, future, growth, childhood, adulthood
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A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky

Lewis Carroll
Poetry
Total Words:
117
Grade Level:
11
Tags:
poem, humor, age, family, youth, old, funny, innocence, wonder, time, consequences
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The Haunted Mind

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Short Stories
Total Words:
1774
Grade Level:
12
Tags:
short story, subconscious, dream, life, death, regret
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Rappaccini's Daughter

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Short Stories
Total Words:
11974
Grade Level:
12
Tags:
short story, science, reason, humanity, good, evil, morality, love, passion, knowledge, gender, sin, doubt, religion
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The Second Inaugural Address (1865)

Abraham Lincoln
Speeches
Total Words:
698
Grade Level:
12
Tags:
speech, speeches, forgiveness, civil war, nation, charity, crisis, abraham lincoln
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Paul's Case

Willa Cather
Short Stories
Total Words:
8557
Grade Level:
12
Tags:
high school, angst, music, death, suicide, Willa Cather
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The Whistle

Benjamin Franklin
Short Stories
Total Words:
839
Grade Level:
12
Tags:
short story, material, wealth, pride, sacrifice, time, money, worth
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The Road Not Taken

Robert Frost
Poetry
Total Words:
150
Grade Level:
12
Tags:
poem, robert frost, the road not taken, choices, uncertainty, individualism, making meaning
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Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

Henry David Thoreau
Essays
Total Words:
116224
Grade Level:
12
Tags:
essay, civility, disobeidence, society, materialism, class, optimism, rerform, government, individual, individualism, law
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An Essay on Man Epistle 2

Alexander Pope
Essays
Total Words:
2266
Grade Level:
12
Tags:
essay, god, good, religion, morality, moral
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The Rainbow

Christina Rossetti
Poetry
Total Words:
61
Grade Level:
12
Tags:
poem, religion, higher-power, god, nature
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I'm Nobody! Who Are You?

Emily Dickinson
Poetry
Total Words:
59
Grade Level:
2
Tags:
poem, self-identity, approval, society, persona, identity, voice, control
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What Does the Bee Do?

Christina Rossetti
Poetry
Total Words:
42
Grade Level:
2
Tags:
poem, family, children, child
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What is Pink?

Christina Rossetti
Poetry
Total Words:
91
Grade Level:
2
Tags:
poem, color, innocence, romance
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Wild Nights-Wild Nights

Emily Dickinson
Poetry
Total Words:
50
Grade Level:
3
Tags:
poem, love, fulfillment, imagination
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Home Burial

Robert Frost
Poetry
Total Words:
1015
Grade Level:
3
Tags:
poem, language, communication, power, sadness, gender, death
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Surrender Speech

Chief Joseph
Speeches
Total Words:
137
Grade Level:
3
Tags:
speeches, speech, war, death, loss, children, respect, honor, fight, peace
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The Bohemian Girl

Willa Cather
Short Stories
Total Words:
17059
Grade Level:
4
Tags:
love, family, relationships, taking chances, short story
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Her Lover

Maxim Gorky
Short Stories
Total Words:
1973
Grade Level:
4
Tags:
short story, loneliness, communication, imagination
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Thank you, Ma'am

Langston Hughes
Short Stories
Total Words:
1337
Grade Level:
4
Tags:
short story, forgiveness, empathy, love, trust, charity, kindness
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The Servant

Sergey Semyonov
Short Stories
Total Words:
2129
Grade Level:
4
Tags:
short story, poverty, work, compassion
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Ain't I a Woman?

Sojourner Truth
Speeches
Total Words:
348
Grade Level:
4
Tags:
speech, speeches, equality, racism, race, feminism, women's rights, equal rights, justice
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What are Heavy

Christina Rossetti
Poetry
Total Words:
32
Grade Level:
4
Tags:
poem, life, meaning, heavy, frail, deep
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Humpty Dumpty's Song

Lewis Carroll
Poetry
Total Words:
287
Grade Level:
4
Tags:
poem, humor, age, family, youth, old, funny, death
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The Mock Turtle's Song

Lewis Carroll
Poetry
Total Words:
80
Grade Level:
4
Tags:
poem, parody, whimsy, Alice in Wonderland
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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bat

Lewis Carroll
Poetry
Total Words:
40
Grade Level:
4
Tags:
poem, nonsense, Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland, parody
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Punch, Brothers, Punch

Mark Twain
Short Stories
Total Words:
1921
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
short story, song, material wealth, wealth, control, social status
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The Art of Inhumation

Mark Twain
Essays
Total Words:
1289
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
essay, art, humanity, age, death, life
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The Five Boons of Life

Mark Twain
Short Stories
Total Words:
764
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
short story, fame, love, riches, pleasure, death, gift
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The Merry Wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare
Plays
Total Words:
23536
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
play, jealousy, betrayal, revenge, feminism
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The Cask of Amontillado

Edgar Allan Poe
Short Stories
Total Words:
2320
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
Deceit, murder, revenge, wine, short story
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The Tell-Tale Heart

Edgar Allan Poe
Short Stories
Total Words:
2098
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
murder, guilt, fear, insanity, short story
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Mending Wall

Robert Frost
Poetry
Total Words:
391
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
poem, robert frost, mending wall, nature, tradition, communication, exploration, versions of reality
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An Idle Fellow

Kate Chopin
Short Stories
Total Words:
380
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
short story, nature, prejudice, stereotype, knowledge, lazy, laziness, hard work
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The Night Came Slowly

Kate Chopin
Short Stories
Total Words:
303
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
short story, religion, night, humanity, power, mystery
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The Shed Chamber

Laura E. Richards
Short Stories
Total Words:
3438
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
short story, duty, family, forgiveness, bravery, initiative
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Amy's Question

T. S. Arthur
Short Stories
Total Words:
888
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
short story, peace, enjoy, life, comfort
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The Fly

Katherine Mansfield
Short Stories
Total Words:
2182
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
short story, memory, death, grief, loss, power, status, masculinity
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The Father

Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Short Stories
Total Words:
1032
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
short story, pride, humility, religion, religious, silence
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A Country Cottage

Anton Chekhov
Short Stories
Total Words:
667
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
short story, happiness, love, conflict, anger, acceptance
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The Marry Month of May

O. Henry
Short Stories
Total Words:
1978
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
short story, love, social class, relationships,
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The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett
Novels
Total Words:
80484
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
novel, the secret garden, magic, health, outlook, nature, humanity, human companionship
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Where Go the Boats

Robert Louis Stevenson
Poetry
Total Words:
77
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
poem, feelings, emotion, emotions, understanding, change, life, friendship, family, habits
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The Wind

Christina Rossetti
Poetry
Total Words:
47
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
poem, meaning, nature, sight
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Ferry Me Across the Water

Christina Rossetti
Poetry
Total Words:
66
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
poem, life, death, understanding
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Jabberwocky

Lewis Carroll
Poetry
Total Words:
171
Grade Level:
5
Tags:
poem, humor, age, family, youth, old, funny, nonsense
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain
Novels
Total Words:
110182
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
novel, the adventures of huckleberry finn, racism, slavery, education, morality, hypocrisy, guilt/shame, adventure, wealth
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain
Novels
Total Words:
70029
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
novel, the adventures of tom sawyer, friendship, imagination, truth and falsehood, morality, maturation, hypocrisy
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A Medieval Romance

Mark Twain
Short Stories
Total Words:
2618
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
short story, greed, behavior, lie, tragedy, women's rights, feminism, destiny
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Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare
Plays
Total Words:
21316
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
play, love, gender, ambition, love, desire, disguise, deception, sexuality
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The Tempest

William Shakespeare
Plays
Total Words:
17327
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
play, justice, humanity, monstrosity, greed, obedience
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Short Stories
Total Words:
9170
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
short story, identity, age, life, consciousness, existence, transofrmation, society, class, family
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An Uncomfortable Bed

Guy de Maupassant
Short Stories
Total Words:
955
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
short story, pride, appearance, reality, paranoia, unreliable narrator, victimization
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The Diamond Necklace

Guy de Maupassant
Short Stories
Total Words:
2838
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
short story, greed, deception, beauty, vanity, class, social class
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Neighbour Rosicky

Willa Cather
Short Stories
Total Words:
12949
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
immigrant, farming, family, honesty, death, short story
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The Veteran

Stephen Crane
Short Stories
Total Words:
1839
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
short story, war, youth, beauty, brutality, nature
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The Gift of the Magi

O. Henry
Short Stories
Total Words:
2059
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
short story, generosity, love, wealth
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The Open Boat

Stephen Crane
Short Stories
Total Words:
9329
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
short story, loneliness, lonely, ego, pride, universe, understanding
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Araby

James Joyce
Short Stories
Total Words:
2332
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
short story, coming of age, growing up, religion, escapism, love, sexuality
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A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett
Novels
Total Words:
66309
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
novel, a little princesss, perseverance, friendship, class, colonialism, education, children's rights, imagination, grief
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The Nightingale

Oscar Wilde
Short Stories
Total Words:
2335
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
short story, humanity, nature, art, cultuer, sadness, transformation
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The Girl Who Got Rattled

Stewart Edward White
Short Stories
Total Words:
4275
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
short story, appearance vs. reality, city, wilderness, nature, gender, feminism
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A Baby Sermon

George MacDonald
Poetry
Total Words:
24
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
poem, religion, stars, death, eternity
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The Most Dangerous Game

Richard Connell
Short Stories
Total Words:
7956
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
civilization, short story, communicty, violence, murder, hunting, war, color, humanity
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The Yellow Wallpaper

Charlottle Perkins Gilman
Short Stories
Total Words:
6098
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
short story, psychological, madness, self-expresssion, feminism, marriage, subordination, women, mental illness
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Bed in Summer

Robert Louis Stevenson
Poetry
Total Words:
94
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
poem, childhood, innocence, seasons, sleep
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Answer to a Child's Question

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poetry
Total Words:
108
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
poem, love, innocence, power, true love, happiness, life
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The Walrus and the Carpenter

Lewis Carroll
Poetry
Total Words:
621
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
poem, betrayal, inocence, death, cunning, human nature
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The Mad Gardener's Song

Lewis Carroll
Poetry
Total Words:
309
Grade Level:
6
Tags:
poem, humor, nonsense, funny
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Votes for Women

Mark Twain
Speeches
Total Words:
562
Grade Level:
7
Tags:
speech, speeches, women's suffrage, feminism, electoral process, vote, voting rights, woman
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Othello

William Shakespeare
Plays
Total Words:
26450
Grade Level:
7
Tags:
play, shakespeare, military, heroism, love, isolation, jealousy, deception, justice
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As You Like It

William Shakespeare
Plays
Total Words:
22712
Grade Level:
7
Tags:
play, love, romance, gender, forgiveness, injustice
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Measure for Measure

William Shakespeare
Plays
Total Words:
23035
Grade Level:
7
Tags:
play, justice, mercy, liberty, society, women, gender
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