Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 29 Wallace Stevens: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Going over some older material in the textbook (Introduction to Poetry, 7th Ed., Kennedy) and in the “Words” chapter I ran across the lesson about the importance of allusion (not illusion). It reminds me of the concept of intertextuality, something … Continue reading

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March 26 Geoffrey Chaucer: Your Yen Two Wol Slee Me Sodenly

Something that annoys me is the fact that people refuse to acknowledge that language changes. In order for language to be considered “living” (still actively being used) it has to be ever changing and growing. With the modern age with … Continue reading

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March 24 Emily Dickinson: The Lightning Is A Yellow Fork and A Dying Tiger – Moaned For Drink

Today, I’m back to talking about Words. I’m doing a lot of talking about words lately; it’s as if words were important to writing. They are! But just as important as choosing which words you want to use is, so … Continue reading

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March 19 Jonthan Swift: On Stella’s Birthday

Today is my birthday and because of this, I thought that I would post a birthday poem. As much as I do not love getting a year older, I feel just as much now as I did when I was … Continue reading

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March 17 Seamus Heaney: Markings

Wow, it’s amazing how small things can throw you off kilter. I got a brand new computer and for reasons that neither I nor my technologically astute friends can figure out, it kept me blocked from the internet for two … Continue reading

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