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Ramadan Reflections, Day 1: In Which The Author Links Her Religiosity to Her Love of Literature.

Or, how watching/reading Dr. Faustus in Ramadhan made me a better Muslim. 

I’ll be honest: I’ve never really felt Ramadhan. When the month – a time of deep spiritual significance for Muslims worldwide – rolls around every year, you’ll be sure to know it. 1,208 more words


William Shakespeare in As You Like It

It’s hard to explain the purpose of William’s presence in As You Like It. Many lines here are difficult to reason properly, unless the William acts as William Shakespeare, Touchstone and Audrey as… 1,004 more words



Wordsworth wrote an endless poem in blank verse on” the growth of a poet’s mind.”  I shall attempt a more modest feat for a more distracted age: a blog, “Things which a Lifetime of Trying to Be a Poet has Taught Me.” 222 more words

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Christopher Sly and His Boy Wife Bartholomew

Christopher Sly’s self introduction in The Taming of the Shrew can only be solved by anagrams. 347 more words


Oliver Mar-text, Touchstone and Audrey

Touchstone as Christopher Marlowe

When a man’s verses cannot be understood, nor a man’s good wit seconded with the forward child, understanding: it strikes a man more dead than a great reckoning in a little room: truly, I would the Gods had made thee poetical. 430 more words


Marigold, Hero and Leander, Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe’s Hero and Leander (1598) contains an emblem of a marigold facing the Sun (in day) and another low marigold lighted by five torches (at night). 116 more words


Ganymede and Helles Bracelet, Hero and Leander by Christopher Marlowe

In Christopher Marlowe’s Hero and Leander (1598), Leander was mistaken by Neptune as Ganimed (Ganymede). The sea god gave him Helles bracelet so that the sea should never do him harm. 220 more words