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Parallels and Parallelism (Weekly Wrap-Up!)

Sayonara Last Week and A Big  Welcome to the Week to Come!

This week was a little more calm than previous weeks.  Our classes generally consisted of discussions about the reading and some rhetoric work, and the homework was reading from the book and some other materials.  249 more words

Weekly Wrap-Up

Five ideas from Nathaniel Hawthorne's Note-Books

Some man of powerful character to command a person, morally subjected to him, to perform some act. The commanding person suddenly to die; and, for all the rest of his life, the subjected one continues to perform that act.

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Breathe Deeply

Thanks to Gillian at CountryGardenUK for hosting the Looking Good in the Garden blogging event. What’s looking good in your garden? 34 more words

Zero To Hero

Book Club: Young Goodman Brown

A Note on the Opening Note

The introductory note of Dover’s Great American Short Stories says that “the American character” can be understood by the “bountiful legacy of American literature” represented in this sample of “Great” American short stories. 1,638 more words


The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Length: short (230 pages or more)

Accessibility: Moderately difficult to read

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I would be surprised if anyone hasn’t heard of the next book I’ll be reviewing. 638 more words

The Sunshine (The Scarlet Letter, Ch. 15-16)

“Mother,” said little Pearl, “the sunshine does not love you.  It runs away and hides itself, because it is afraid of something on you bosom.  Now see!

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The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne's journal entry for September 26th, 1841

Brook Farm, September 26th.–A walk this morning along the Needham road. A clear, breezy morning, after nearly a week of cloudy and showery weather.

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