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Thanksgiving in Literature

Find poems, stories, and other works that celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.
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A Thanksgiving Poem - Paul Laurence Dunbar
Read "A Thanksgiving Poem," by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

A Thanksgiving To God, For His House - Robert Herrick
Read "A Thanksgiving To God, For His House," by Robert Herrick.

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving - Louisa May Alcott
Read "An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving," by Louisa May Alcott.

Emil's Thanksgiving - Jo's Boys - Louisa May Alcott
Read more about Thanksgiving in "Jo's Boys," by Louisa May Alcott.

How to Incorporate Reading and Literature into Your Thanksgiving Traditions
Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to get together and celebrate and share. It's usually a time to eat lots of good food, and and make memories. But, you can also make reading great classics part of your Thanksgiving traditions. Read on.

How to Incorporate Reading and Literature into Your Thanksgiving Traditions
Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to get together and celebrate and share. It's usually a time to eat lots of good food, and and make memories. But, you can also make reading great classics part of your Thanksgiving traditions. Read on.

Jane Murray's Thanksgiving - Rebecca Harding Davis
Read "Jane Murray's Thanksgiving," by Rebecca Harding Davis.

Mark Twain - What Did Mark Twain Write About Thanksgiving Day?
Thanksgiving Day is an important cultural holiday in the United States. Since Mark Twain is such an important American writer, you may wonder what he thought of this essential holiday. Here's what Mark Twain wrote about Thanksgiving.

Mirages - Walt Whitman
Read "Mirages," by Walt Whitman.

Over the River - Lydia Maria Child
We knew the words by heart, though I never knew the author of this poem. The original title for the work was "A Boy's Thanksgiving Day." Read the lines for "Over the River," by Lydia Maria Child.

Thanksgiving - Little Men - Louisa May Alcott
Read more about Thanksgiving in Louisa May Alcott's "Little Men."

Thanksgiving - What Do Famous Authors Write About Thanksgiving?
What do famous authors write about Thanksgiving Day, and the sentiment that goes along with our famous holiday? Here are a few lines from the greatest writers. Read what Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce, and others have written about Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Books
Thanksgiving Day is an important part of American culture, and it has been depicted in many works of literature. One of the most notable stories of Thanksgiving is the one by Louisa May Alcott, but there are other tales, which involve the feast, Pilgrims, Native Americans, and other elements of the history (or mis-history). Read more about the day and the legends that have been developed in recognition of Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving in Literature
Thanksgiving Day is an important part of American culture, and it has been depicted in many works of literature. One of the most notable stories of Thanksgiving is the one by Louisa May Alcott, but there are other tales, which involve the feast, Pilgrims, Native Americans, and other elements of the history (or mis-history).

The Morning of the Day Appointed for a General Thanksgiving
Read "The Morning of the Day Appointed for a General Thanksgiving."

The Thanksgiving in Boston Harbor - Hezekiah Butterworth
Read "The Thanksgiving in Boston Harbor," by Hezekiah Butterworth.

Thimble, Thimble - O. Henry
Read "Thimble, Thimble," by O. Henry.

What I Am Thankful For - Mark Twain
Read "What I Am Thankful For," by Mark Twain.

Grand'thers Baldwin's Thanksgiving - Horatio Alger, Jr.
Here's a ballad about Thanksgiving, by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen - O Henry
O Henry is a famous American writer, known for stories like The Gift of the Magi, The Randsom of Red Chief and other works. He touched upon many of the universal themes, exploring holidays, humanity, and more.

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