Monthly Archives: March 2017

Christina’s World

Author: Andrew Wyeth Type of work: Novel Type of plot: Allegory Time of plot: Early fifteenth century First published: 1509 The narrator Christina sits in her study in fifteenth century Paris, while receiving three visitors: Reason, Rectitude, and Justice. These … Continue reading

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Linguistics and Poetry

Both words linguistics and poetics are complex words. And their relationship to each other is equally complex. Ling is the study of the human lang, or tongue, but language refers to any system of phonology, syntax and semantics that define … Continue reading

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The Nineteenth New York, Drinks Before Dinner

    If you don’t work in shops, you sit in tailor’s. I. As a people, we practiced excess, in everything — entertainment, sports, endless toil, taxes and death. Children slept in their houses, or played outside, trying to pick … Continue reading

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The Nineteenth New York

    The voices of the old ones, both the human voices of the family, and the spirit voices that speak through the landscape, were perhaps the most real images she had. A river tracked her movement, through the parts … Continue reading

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The Muse of Lyric Poetry

I heard the beat of the centaur’s hoofs, As his talk devoured the afternoon — “He is charming, but afterall what did His conversation mean?” His pointed ears — there is something he said That I might have challenged. Oh, … Continue reading

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A Ballad of Twenty Psalms

The phantom of the lighthouse against the sky, across the bay Fades and returns, and fades away. So surely I have eyes to see — Out of the empty night, What comes of thee. Star of the night, You rise … Continue reading

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The Poetry Handbook

Parts of Speech

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