Clement Clarke Moore's Poetry
Support for studying English GCSE and A Level
Clement Clarke Moore - Biography
Clement Clarke Moore was born (New York City, New York, United States) on July 15, 1779 and died on July 10, 1863 (Newport, Rhode Island, United States). He was an American professor of Hebrew and a writer.
Moore’s parents were Benjamin and Charity. His father was a bishop and headed the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Moore was educated at Columbia College (now Columbia University) and graduated in 1798. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts.
Moore married Catharine Elizabeth Taylor in 1813 and they had nine children.
Moore has been credited for writing the poem A Visit from St. Nicholas (more commonly called The Night Before Christmas and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas). The poem is largely responsible for some the ways we perceive Father Christmas / Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today. It has had a significant impact on Christmas gift-giving.
Clement Clarke Moore - 'A Visit from St. Nicholas' - Annotation
Annotation prompts for Clement Clarke Moore’s ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’.
‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’, also known as ‘The Night Before Christmas’ and ‘'Twas the Night Before Christmas’. It is largely responsible for some of the ways we perceive Father Christmas or Santa Claus.
The annotation prompts are a supportive tool, intended to encourage further analysis and interpretation.