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A missing term in metrics

My article, “Systematicity, a Missing Term in Historical Metrics,” has been accepted for publication in Language and Literature. This article introduces a new technical term in historical metrics in order to address and connect two of the most persistent problems encountered by modern metrical specialists. 252 more words


Illusion vs. Allusion

An illusion . . .  is something that deceives the mind or senses by creating a false impression of reality. Illusions are often (though not always) related to visual perception, as in optical illusion. 78 more words


Heat, humidity and Shakespeare

Resonance; I wait for it as I dive into a text. But it doesn’t always happen.

I had watched many of Shakespeare’s plays dramatised for television, but I was a child and to me they were all somewhat alien. 949 more words


The nun's priest's tale

Chauntecleer was proud

the fox was even prouder

Pertelote knew this.

by Scooj


American robins, pickled ramps, and medieval birds in Kalamazoo

I’m not long back from a place many Brits have probably never heard of (well, unless you’re old enough to be familiar with a certain song… 488 more words



The last few chapters have focused on my PEG problems but I was still coping with my tracheostomy through all this and plans had been made in the back ground to get this sorted. 2,124 more words