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British Lit 12/02/16

Assignment Summary at a Glance:

  • Develop your thesis for the Canterbury Tales analytical essay.
  • Decide which three “directions” you plan to take in each of your three body paragraphs.
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The Holly and the Ivy

One of my favorites.  This early 18th century carol combines Pagan and Christian imagery. The holly and ivy represent male and female medieval fertility symbols juxtaposed with the birth of Christ. 44 more words

Daily Prompt

From "Merciles Beaute"

Your yen two wol slee me sodenly;
I may the beautee of hem not sustene,
So woundeth hit thourhout my herte kene.

And but your word wo! 249 more words


Amazons and the possibilities of female power

I recently came across an organisation called the Liga de Mujeres Desplazadas or, in English, the League of Displaced Women. The organisation supports and is run by women who have been displaced by the armed conflict in Colombia, working to secure their political and social rights. 875 more words


"Hindsight" by Mindy Tarquini

I abruptly realised today that the large number of book reviews I scheduled back in October were going to run out this week, and I needed to write some more. 608 more words

Book Review

Swellings and Seals: On the Origins of Bill

Well, here it is. Bill. Like it or not, we all have them, we all think about paying them.

I, of course, am no exception. 634 more words


Humour it is: With thanks to Chris G...

Humour appears to be the most popular writing genre when it comes to both my blog posts and my novels (the latter both actual and as-yet-unwritten), though spirituality got a mention too. 294 more words