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    Mr. Gordon is located in lovely downtown Room C1.
    He teaches the Noble Arts of the English Language.
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    This is my 3rd year teaching at Graham High School, and my 11th year teaching secondary English overall.  Please email any questions or concerns!
     
     

    When I Heard the Learned Astronomer (An Ode to Data)

    Walt Whitman, 1819 - 1892
    When I heard the learn’d astronomer, 
    When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, 
    When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, 
       and measure them,
    When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with
       much applause in the lecture-room,
    How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
    Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself,
    In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, 
    Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.