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Louisa May Alcott

1832 - 1888
Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist and poet, best known for her novel, Little Women. She grew up surrounded by intellectuals of her time, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne, and under the influence of her transcendentalist parents. Alcott was an abolitionist and an avid feminist for her time. She was part of a group of female writers during the Gilded Age who avidly addressed the issues of sexism.
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Queen of my tub, I merrily sing,


While the white foam rises high,


And sturdily... [+]

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Oft, in the silence of the night,
When the lonely moon rides high,
When wintry winds are... [+]

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Four little chests all in a row,


Dim with dust and worn by time,


All fashioned... [+]