This Is A Pre Historical Reproduction That Was Curated For Quality Quality Assurance Was Conducted On Each Of These Books In An Attempt To Remove Books With Imperfections Introduced By The Digitization Process Though We Have Made Best Efforts The Books May Have Occasional Errors That Do Not Impede The Reading Experience We Believe This Work Is Culturally Important And Have Elected To Bring The Book Back Into Print As Part Of Our Continuing Commitment To The Preservation Of Printed Works Worldwide I can t rate this one I need to read about Pauline s life and context of the times. One of the penultimate Canadian poetry books, I found this book in a book sale in good condition despite being over 75 years old.What a treat to sit back in a chair with the rain pounding outside in the night, the mind illuminated by Pauline Johnson s rhythm of nature in Canada When I was a child we all learned and memorized The song my paddle sings so re reading it was a treat. Easy to read but lacking colour, personality A bit monotonous too. More like 3.5 stars, but just not enough to push it over the edge to a full 4 star rating Let s begin with probably the biggest problem for me the constant rhyming at first was not problematic However, an entire book of what ended up at times feeling like forced rhyme started to get somewhat annoying It just felt forced at moments where it did not need to be Breaking the rhyme scheme here and there could have actually helped some of the hardened constructs that Johnson created There are a few good poems though, which were not distracting with their use of rhyme Good Bye and The Wolf were both quite interesting However, I think the rhyme was less distracting because they were shorter pieces to begin with A few of the first poems seem to be anti captivity poems In the first, a Native woman is kidnapped by a Native man, and she must rescue herself to get back to the love of her life This was quite a fun poem, and something that read as unique But, alas, a few poems do not make up for lots of the poems that get a little dull, forced, and seem drug out The references to God were also somewhat misplaced, it seemed I would recommend those interested in poetry or Native poetry pick this up it is free on as a kindle download.
Emily Pauline Johnson also known in Mohawk as Tekahionwake , commonly known as E Pauline Johnson or just Pauline Johnson, was a Canadian writer and performer popular in the late 19th century Johnson was notable for her poems and performances that celebrated her First Nations heritage her father was a Mohawk chief of mixed ancestry, and her mother an English immigrant One such poem is the freq
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