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Impromptu Research Blog

This blog is dedicated to some research ideas and sources for my final project for the semester.  For this project a key objective for the literary analysis essay is to make a connection between 1 (or more) of the primary works we’ve read so far with a contemporary trend, issue, or cultural phenomenon. 312 more words

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Walt Whitman vs Edward Taylor: Spider Poems

This blog post is dedicated to the analysis and comparison of Walt Whitman’s “A Noiseless Patient Spider” and Edward Taylor’s “Upon a Spider Catching a Fly.”  The text, as usual, that I used is the class text,  1,125 more words

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William Who? Will the Real Shakespeare Please Stand Up.

The question of Shakespeare’s identity is contentiously debated. Arguments tend to take two main forms: the first supposes Shakespeare was not only an actual person, but that the actual person identified as Shakespeare is valid and accurate. 565 more words


The Lady in the Scottish Play: Vaulting Ambition: Lady Macbeth a Source of Power

Despite not being the hero (or heroine), Lady Macbeth is the most compelling and dynamic character in William Shakespeare’s tragic drama, Macbeth. At different times during the play, Lady Macbeth is the driving force behind Macbeth’s ascension to the throne. 1,184 more words


An Analysis of 'Ask Me' By William Stafford

Some time when the river is ice ask me
mistakes I have made. Ask me whether
what I have done is my life. Others
have come in their slow way into…
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Light's Clemency

Ever so much I be thankful,
Was but journey once travelled far,
Then to fall through the fog is nigh,
Then to preach rain in vision’s tyranny. 196 more words


No fear of falling, however some fear, whilst falling

Don’t die
I feel so vulnerable

yet so creative
on Saturday nights.

Like I am an over-boiled noodle.

Drizzle some
olive oil
on me? 74 more words