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" Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. "
The Humorous Speaker: Being a Choice Collection of Amusing Pieces, Both in ... - Page 220
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Thematic Guide to American Poetry

Allan Douglas Burns - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 309 pages
...delighted American readers and listeners. Who can resist the magic of its opening, anapestic rhythm? " 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through.../ Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." Throughout the poem, Moore successfully integrates realistic detail into his fanciful narrative, as...
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Christmas Trees: Fun and Festive Ideas

Peter Cole, Frankie Frankeny, Leslie Jonath - Crafts & Hobbies - 2002 - 80 pages
...lamp with existing small tapered shade, 6 to 9 inches in diameter "Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." By the light of this festive lamp, you can read this famous holiday story to your child, all snug in...
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Rocket Mom!: 7 Strategies to Blast You Into Brilliance

Carolina Fernandez - Family & Relationships - 2003 - 200 pages
...foods, customs, and rituals that may expand your world view and enrich your children's heritage. 'Twos the night before Christmas, when all through the house...The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. Clement Clarke Moore CELEBRATING SPRING AND EASTER Sweet...
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Meter and Meaning: An Introduction to Rhythm in Poetry

Thomas (University of Southern Maine Carper, USA), Thomas Carper, Derek Attridge, Derek (University of York Attridge, UK) - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 156 pages
...American poem, "A Visit from Saint Nicholas," published anonymously in 1823. Try reading this aloud: 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through...stirring - not even a mouse; The stockings were hung with care In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. Because the third line is too short, it's...
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Explaining Mantras: Ritual, Rhetoric, and the Dream of a Natural Language in ...

Robert A. Yelle - Religion - 2003 - 187 pages
...end of a line of verse: eg, "A man's home is his castle," or "Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." The poetic function projects relations that constitute part of the code of language into the text of language,...
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Reason and Rhyme for Christmas Time

George E. Abbas - Religion - 2003 - 204 pages
...hope that you'll be there. SITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS October 17,1978 *Twas the night before Christmas And all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, Not even a mouse. But this is a time for drawing from pasts, A time for jiving pussycats. A raucous "Silent Night" offending...
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Bartlett's Poems for Occasions

Geoffrey O'Brien, Billy Collins - Poetry - 2007 - 544 pages
...by, To fill the paste that's a-kneading. ROBERT HERRICK ENGLISH (1591-1674) A Visit from St. Nicholas 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through...The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While...
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Whaddya Mean by That?

Chester L. Schneider - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 400 pages
...hearing it sung on the radio, but I've not heard it for many years. Remember those lines from yesteryear? 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through...The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there. Then it goes on to describe and name eight tiny reindeer...
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The New First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Your Child Needs to Know

William G. Rowland, Michael Stanford - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2004 - 306 pages
...favorite Christmas POEM by Clement C. Moore, a nineteenth-century American scholar and writer. It begins: 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through...The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. nonfiction Nonfiction is a term for writing that is factually...
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300 Ways to Make the Best Christmas Ever!: Decorations, Carols, Crafts ...

Mimi Tribble - Crafts & Hobbies - 2004 - 223 pages
...Down through the chimney with good Saint Nick 1 A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS BY CLEMENT CLARKE MOOKI was the night before Christmas, when all through the house...The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that ST. NICHOLAS soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While...
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