Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 29 Emanuel di Pasquale: Rain

I always like it when poetry gets compared to music and most especially when it works to emulate music. Beat poets would write crazy poems whose meter would stop and go in a sincere effort to emulate the off-beat rhythms … Continue reading

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July 26 Frances Cornford: The Watch

Anyhow, just got a job! Hooray! Yesterday was my first day, so I was a little discombobulated, sorry I missed! Hadn’t worked in a while so had to get used to a different pace. So, speaking of pace, this one … Continue reading

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July 24 John Updike: Winter Ocean

I know this writer’s name because I’ve seen his books on my father’s shelves. He wrote a mystery series (I think they’re mysteries) about a guy named Rabbit and that’s about all I know about it. I took some of … Continue reading

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July 23 William Butler Yeats: Who Goes with Fergus?

Fergus was a King in Ireland when it was not Ireland. He is depicted in their epic tale called the Tain. It is much like the Iliad, in that it is a tale of a series of wars that illustrate … Continue reading

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July 22 Alexander Pope: True Ease in Writing Comes from Art, Not Chance

After brief consideration, and a re-reading of an earlier chapter, I decided to go back in the textbook (An Introduction to Poetry, 7th Ed. Kennedy) to the chapter called “Sound” and speak briefly about the poems contained in it. I … Continue reading

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July 18 T.S. Eliot: The Boston Evening Transcript

I’m going to skip ahead a few chapters in the Intro To Poetry textbook (7th ed. Kennedy) to the chapter on Symbol (unless you really want a long, drawn-out discussion of Iambic Pentameter – yeah, me neither). The opening to … Continue reading

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July 17 Anonymous (traditional Scottish Ballad) Bonny Barbara Allen and John Lennon and Paul McCartney: Eleanor Rigby

Today, I decided to continue posting about song or to be more accurate, poems that are ballads – which are narrative poems, but also narrative songs – they tell a story. If they tell a story of someone great (someone … Continue reading

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