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Excerpts from various literary critics' interpretations of "Silence."
A brief biography of Moore and some links to her poetry.
The Harvard Natural History Museum's website on their 19th-century glass flowers collection.
The cemetery in Cambridge, MA where Longfellow is buried.
Yale University professor Landgon Hammer discusses various poems by Moore, including the relationship between "Silence" and 19th-century American poetry.
A band turned "Silence" into a rock song. And made a helpful YouTube video illustrating the lyrics.
A PBS documentary on the poet, which gives helpful biographical and historical background for her work.
Learn about the making of the glass flowers referenced in Moore's poem.
Be a "superior person" and check out Mount Auburn Cemetery, where Longfellow's grave is, on your own, though this YouTube video.
The 19th-century poet's tombstone located in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA.
Check out her dramatic getup – a cape and tricorn hat.
University of Pennsylvania professor Al Filreis' article on why it's important to keep reading Moore after 9/11.
Abigail Deutsch describes Moore's peculiar affection for cats and her attempt to get a kitten through a Village Voice contest.