January 23, 2015

Math in poetry

Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems
by J. Patrick Lewis

Lewis takes classic poems such as Poe's The Raven, Lewis Carroll's You are Old, Father William, Eleanor Farjeon's W is for Witch, and Shel Silverstein's Boa Constrictor, and turns them into fun and silly parodies with a touch of math thrown in. The calculations are simple enough for even the most math-phobic, with answers appearing unobtrusively on each page. Includes suitably wacky pictures and mini-bios of each poet.

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