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QUOTATIONS TO LIVE BY

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QUOTATIONS TO LIVE BY
April 16, 2014

It is said that poetry is the most condensed literary art form there is–much more than is true of novels and short stories. 566 more words

Forgotten Font

“The world forgetting, by the world forgot. “

~Alexander Pope

Photos By Iliana C. Hakes-Martinez

A Critique of "An Essay on Criticism" (Part II lines 201 & 202)

Beginning with an indented line of ten syllables, with “blind” at the end to rhyme with the next ten syllabicated lines ending, “mind”, where a caesura trips dead center, after the fifth syllable lands, proves Pope’s understanding of the rationale in use and structure of the Heroic Couplet. 174 more words

Literature

Vol. 22: Lost in Translation

I am currently deep within reading The Odyssey. Although my goal was to only publish posts when I was done reading texts, my reading of the Odyssey—and the challenges I’ve had in doing so—have lead me to some reflections about the importance of good translations. 1,627 more words

Springtime and Baseball

Baseball brings spring; or is it that spring brings baseball? Or do both come at the same time? Whatever the case, now that the trees are blooming and the grass is greening and the birds are chirping their little hearts out, it’s now springtime; it’s time for spring and it’s time for baseball and it’s time for hope. 610 more words

Encouragement

Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism (A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing)

A little Learning is a dang’rous Thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring:
There shallow Draughts intoxicate the Brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again. 120 more words

Essay