So much critical attention has surrounded John Augustus Stone's 1829 melodrama, Metamora; or, the Last of the Wampanoags, that its stepsister, John Brougham's 1847 burlesque, Metamora; or, the Last of the Pollywogs
, almost has been forgotten.
Are we bees or bears, or are they somehow akin to the mysteries of glee and orgasm and why small boys stand by the conundrums embedded in the mud of a pond, then reach from the bank or roll their pant legs up and wade after salamanders, water snakes, pollywogs
, and perhaps a reflection of what have you ?
I would get my boys out of the classroom, and we'd be in a field all day long chasing tadpoles and pollywogs
and looking at swamp water.
Part III will examine the current day ritual, outlining the passage of the pollywogs
from days before the crossing until they receive their shellback certificates.
In this sense, Son may be taken as an earlier, more radical deconstruction of the sentimental Indian as seen in such nineteenth-century works as John Brougham's burlesque Metamora; or, The Last of the Pollywogs
(1847), a parody of John Augustus Stone's Metamora; or, The Last of the Wampanoags; Herman Melville's "The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating" in The Confidence-Man (1857); and Mark Twain's "The Noble Red Man" (1870) and Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer among the Indians (unfinished).
(see page74) provide heart-thumping visuals.
He sets sail, but only finds crayfish, dragonflies, pollywogs
, turtles, and even a loon.
Upon our return we were elevated from Pollywogs
Once they were roommates, pollywogs
and pond frogs no longer seemed so scary.
are enticing morsels for a wide range of predators.
One year later, I was on the other side, swinging my length of hose and beating pollywogs
Preschool staff will be on hand to answer questions about the District's two preschool programs for the 2018-19 year, which are the Naperville Park District (NPD) Preschool Academy and Toadstools and Pollywogs