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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Poetry: Shakespeare – Sonnet 73

"This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong, To love that well which thou must leave ere long." Let us love well and rejoice in these days that we have while we walk them, taking in stride all that the seasons bring with them. #Sonnet73

Poetry: Shakespeare – Sonnet 146

For once death is dead, swallowed up in Christ's victory, "there's no more dying then."

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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Bird Imagery in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ – Part 2

Continued from Part 1 The presence of some birds in Macbeth does not directly characterize people, but instead, their presence could mean the revealing of what people are. This is because some birds can speak. After learning of Banquo's death and being visited by the ghost of his murdered friend, Macbeth worries that some natural truth-teller will …

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