Poetry: Burns – A Red, Red Rose

Robert Burns was a character. One of my favorite of the Romantic poets, he took romanticism a little too seriously than was appropriate. And though he did eventually settle down, I tend to find poems like "A Red, Red Rose" somewhat ironic. "As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,So deep in luve am I;And I …

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A Great Man and a Greater Source

As many of my literary friends may know, today marks the day that Shakespeare died and, likely, was born. Shakespeare was a great man; Shakespeare was a writer. He was a man who took old stories, history, and lessons and crafted them into plays and poems that have stood the test of time. Little more …

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Comedy – We Laugh, We Cry, We Unify

Although I enjoy a large range of writings, mostly falling under the romantic section, I particularly love to laugh. Laughing is good for one's health, and gaining a few laugh lines is nothing to be ashamed about. One of my favourite, if not my absolute favourite, Shakespeare plays is Much Ado About Nothing. It is …

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The Norton Anthology of English Literature – 8th edition, Vol. 1

For any and all lovers of English and her great works, The Norton Anthology of English Literature is the book for you. I must say, I have never been so happy to come home and find a textbook waiting for me. Yes, this is required reading for college and yes, I am going to love …

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