Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 30: William Carlos Williams: This is Just to Say, JS Hopkins: The World’s Best Romantic Advice

I am reviewing some of the previous chapters of the textbook this 2014. And for this chapter, the book discusses words, or rather, how the poet carefully chooses his or her words to write a poem that best conveys his … Continue reading

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January 24: SATIRIC POETRY: Countee Cullen: For a Lady I Know and JS Hopkins: A Fight with the Elements

I’ve decided to only post twice a week as there are many events pressing on me that take precedence over blogging. Today, I’m still talking about voice in poetry, specifically Satire. Satire is easy it is making fun of someone … Continue reading

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January 21 TONE: John Donne: the Flea

I spent all of last year following the textbook An Introduction to Poetry, 7th Edition, edited by X.J. Kennedy. I went through each chapter, talked about the various topics and used the poem that the editor used as the example. … Continue reading

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January 2 Percy Bysshe Shelley: Ozymandias and Arthur Guiterman: On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness

First of all, apologies. I think the gods of poetry were insulted when I took a break from the poetry blog on the last week of November to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, because my computer was destroyed the very next … Continue reading

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