Issued by George Washington during his first year as President, the proclamation designated November 26 as "a day of publick thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God."
Read the text of the General Thanksgiving Proclamation here.
Knowing Poe: Learn about “Poe the Person” through interactive features that allow you to tour his house, learn about his education, or solve the mystery of his death. Learn more about “Poe the Writer” with activities exploring his techniques. And in the “Poe Library,” along with a list of his works, you’ll find primary source documents, such as letters and original manuscripts; and the many and varying references to his works both here, and around the world.
Study Suspense in Poetry: Speaking of Poe, visit TeachersFirst’sThe Raven to learn more about such literary devices as alliteration, assonance, internal rhyme, metaphor and simile, and personification. Move the mouse over highlighted words to see what devices are being employed. There's also an interactive version of The Highwayman.