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Review of Beowulf

What is it about?

Here is what Goodreads has to say about Beowulf:

Beowulf is the greatest surviving work of literature in Old English, unparalleled in its epic grandeur and scope. 291 more words


The men who can't be moved.

I think this is a fitting end to a discussion on the power of the written word, the reconfiguring of older models of poetry and the nature of the king. 1,351 more words

Submissons For Class

Board. Walk.

Him ða Scyld gewat to gescæphwile
felahror feran on Frean wære; 
hi hyne þa ætbæron to brimes faroðe, 
swæse gesiþas, swa he selfa bæd, 
þendenwordum weold wine Scyldinga—  98 more words


How Not To Be Below Average

Do you remember the Monty Python sketch, “How Not To Be Seen?” I recently received a request on my blog that made me think of this.  601 more words


Luck o' the Irish

Some scholars (and just regular folks too, mind you) often consider Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to be the greatest ‘great American novel.’ Shoot, even Hemingway apparently thought so. 391 more words

The English Teacher

On March, Mustaches, and Muses

Reading rhetoric is overrated. Not blogging for a month is also overrated. (I’d apologize, but I won’t. I’m not sorry—just occupied.)

March was a fabulous month. 704 more words


While I’m not much of a poet, I do enjoy reading poetry. As I’ve studied it both as a student and as a teacher, I’ve noticed that some elements seem to cross cultures and remain important to our poetry today: rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification… 209 more words