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Jasmine in her own words

As you read this, assuming it is just after it published, I am hopefully selling books at the Sandbach book-signing event. This is the second of these bookfairs that I’ve attended and there are more happening over the next year. 2,089 more words


Yearnings of Might and Mind: Limitations of Human Intellect, Embodied.

Pope’s negative reputation sprouts from a variety of social and political wells, yet the part which seems to be interrelated to the whole is his physical impairment. 440 more words

Whatever Is, Is RIGHT (9/14)

Shots Fired: Margret Cavendish V.S. the Royal Boys Club

Margaret Cavendish, who was the Duchess of Newcastle, wrote a passionate rebuttal to Robert Hooke’s Micrographia which was written for the Royal Society. Within this rebuttal,  694 more words

Natural Analogies And Mixed Metaphors (9/7)

Hooked on High Heels

Margaret Cavendish uses a great deal of satirical and figurative language to illustrate her points in her piece, Observations upon Experimental Philosophy which is directed, not only towards Hooke, but the Royal Society itself. 427 more words


High Heels Are Not Your Average Footwear

From a female perspective, I can definitely see how Cavendish made the footwear analogy and it makes sense to me as well. Specifically, high heels, are not your average shoes and are used for a purpose. 428 more words

Natural Analogies And Mixed Metaphors (9/7)

Rebuke against Royal Society Language and against Boys that Play with Watery Bubbles

In Margaret Cavendish’s Observations upon Experimental Philosophy, Cavendish uses analogical statements in order to satire observations made by Robert Hooke, in his work Micrographia, concerning the use of a microscope to understand the true nature of objects. 431 more words

Natural Analogies And Mixed Metaphors (9/7)

Reason, Science, Progress, and...footwear?

For next week (9/7), students will write their first blog post explaining the following quote from Margaret Cavendish’s Observations upon Experimental Philosophy: “magnifying glasses are like a high heel to a short leg, which if it be made too high, it is apt to make the wearer fall, and at the best can do no more than represent exterior figures in a bigger, and so in a more deformed shape and posture than naturally they are” (p.2205).  306 more words

Natural Analogies And Mixed Metaphors (9/7)