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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I saw on the news that Gabriel Garcia Marquez passed away today.
He is one of a handful of authors that have somehow touched my inner world in a way that affected the shape of it. 607 more words

Dan Bellm on Zbigniew Herbert's "The Rain"

The Rain

This is a poem that turns and keeps turning. Who is this “older brother” returned from war? Which war? What kind of return? 332 more words

Time for Poetry: Writing about Poetry

Recently I encouraged you, dear readers, to try new things! Today I wanted to outline one new thing I have tried this year: a researched analytical essay over poetry. 554 more words


What Can Jane Austen Tell Us About How to Choose a Spouse?

by Jen W.

A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.

I will never forget sitting in a college survey class as a literature major while a nursing student complained about… 2,348 more words


Jerry Harp on Yeats's "Lapis Lazuli"

Lapis Lazuli

Like the falcon in Yeats’s “The Second Coming,” his “Lapis Lazuli” turns and turns in a widening gyre, taking in a widening sweep of history.  1,011 more words


So, with the movie having just came out, and having seen the movie, I decided that I should begin Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy. A few days ago I finished the first book, … 2,065 more words


Two Complimentary Analyses of "The Colonel"

  1. Forché summarizes the long history of El Salvador’s governmental corruption by illustrating a war crime committed by a military leader.
  2. Forché‘s metaphor, “Some of the ears on the floor caught this scrap of his voice.
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Carolyn Forché