Poetry: Beowulf

“Do you want me to read it?” Before me sat half a dozen middle schoolers, watching with that wide-eyed curiosity and amazement that I know will be hidden in only a few short years. They watched and giggled and nodded their heads, some of them even cheering me on. They had already heard me read …

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Oh poetry, how I love thee

Oh poetry, how I love thee

I know the plans I have for you…

One year since we moved to a new state. One year since our waiting ended and we moved for the fourth time since we were married and the second to last time before we were settled. Tomorrow, we will have been married for 2 years. In two months, our puppy will be a year old. …

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Problems of Convenience: A Modest Propsal

Author: Jonathan Swift Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Commentary Jonathan Swift, Irish by parentage but Englishman by citizenship, wrote A Modest Proposal in 1729. During the time he wrote this, there was great suffering in Ireland, and the English seemed to be at a loss as to how to deal with that problem. As the name might …

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Review: How to Read Literature like a Professor

I was introduced to a book called How to Read Literature Like a Professor, written by Thomas Foster, in the past year, though I only recently found the time to read it. I was apprehensive to reading the book at first because I though it might be stuffy, or inapplicable, or even repetitive. And while many of …

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