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2017 Book 3: The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

I wish I had read this book with my book club, or in a class setting, because the different themes expressed throughout this entire book I found fascinating, and would have been fantastic to discuss throughout reading it. 2,684 more words

Book Review of "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

I know some of you may be curious as to why anyone would read The Scarlet Letter  by Nathaniel Hawthorne for fun. This book is typically one you’re forced to read for your high school English class and  you end up looking up the SparkNotes for it because you can’t get through it. 388 more words

"Naughty Baggage"

I’m currently teaching The Scarlet Letter, which uses the insult “naughty baggage” in chapter 2. I told the students that I’d never seen the term before, but that it clearly meant “bad woman” (as a weirdly high number of English words do). 107 more words


“Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn-out soil.

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The Ocean

The Ocean has its silent caves,
Deep, quiet, and alone;
Though there be fury on the waves,
Beneath them there is none.
The awful spirits of the deep… 60 more words

English-American Poetry

A House in the Uplands by Erskine Caldwell

Mr. Caldwell certainly did not disappoint with A House in the Uplands and manages to reveal humanity in even a rather brutish and self-indulgent man. 391 more words