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Christmas Fancies

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Christmas Fancies by Ella Wheeler Wilcox is a charming collection of poetry that captures the magic and spirit of the holiday season. Wilcox's writing is full of warmth, nostalgia, and sentiment, making it the perfect read for anyone looking to get into the Christmas spirit.

The poems in this collection explore a range of themes related to Christmas, from the joy of giving to the beauty of a snowy winter landscape. Wilcox's language is lyrical and evocative, drawing the reader into the cozy, magical world she creates.

One of the standout features of Christmas Fancies is Wilcox's ability to capture the emotions that come with the holiday season. Whether she is writing about the excitement of children waiting for Santa Claus or the loneliness of those who are separated from loved ones, Wilcox's poems are deeply moving and relatable.

Overall, Christmas Fancies is a delightful read that is sure to warm the hearts of readers and put them in the Christmas spirit. Wilcox's timeless poetry is a perfect reminder of the true meaning of the holiday season and is a wonderful addition to any Christmas book collection.

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A popular poet rather than a literary poet, in her poems she expresses sentiments of cheer and optimism in plainly written, rhyming verse. Her world view is expressed in the title of her poem "Whatever Is—Is Best", suggesting an echo of Alexander Pope's "Whatever is, is right."

None of Wilcox's works were included by F. O. Matthiessen in The Oxford Book of American Verse, but Hazel Felleman chose no fewer than fourteen of her poems for Best Loved Poems of the American People, while Martin Gardner selected "The Way Of The World" and "The Winds of Fate" for Best Remembered Poems.


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