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Be the Best by Douglas Malloch: Summary & Analysis

Be the Best by Douglas Malloch: Introduction “Be the Best” is an inspirational poem penned by Douglas Malloch. He was an American poet and short-story writer and Associate editor of American Lumberman which is an adventure magazine based in Chicago. Born in Muskegon, Michigan which used to be the center of the lumbering (work of …

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Desiderata by Max Ehrmann : Poem Summary

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann: About the poem Written in 1927, Max Ehrmann’s didactic poem (a morally instructional piece) Desiderata (Latin for ‘desired things’) offers a code for life emphasizing tolerance, inclusion and optimism. The poem is full of wise sayings and gentle guidance. The reader is urged to find peace within themselves, and project this inner …

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