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by Ernest Lawrence Thayer


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This week in class, we’re reading "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer.

Ernest Lawrence Thayer (1863-1940) was an American writer and poet, best known for this poem. It is considered a classic in sports-related literature and perhaps the most famous baseball poem ever written. In it, an arrogant player steps up to the plate with the weight of the game on his shoulders.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Power & Greed as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"How does power corrupt?"

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