Monthly Archives: November 2010

Li-Young Lee

Last night I was trying to fall asleep and I was thinking of Lee’s poem “Persimmons” and I was thinking about how disappointed I was with how he read poetry. So I deceided to rant about it. I hated that … Continue reading

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The Crying of Lot 49

The second half of the book picks up speed fast.  After Oedipa begins on her “drift,” starting on page 88, it seems as if she has completely lost herself to the conspiracy.  Although there is evidence of her questioning the … Continue reading

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Cathy Song and Claribel Alegria

I’m not assigned to blog this evening, but after reading Cathy Song’s “Lost Sister” I was reminded of a poem call “En la playa” by a Nicaraguan poet named Claribel Alegria. I read in a Spanish lit. class last year … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Bishop–“At the Fishhouses”

I wanted to write a little something about Bishop’s poem “At the Fishhouses” after I read it, but kept getting bogged down, so I thought I’d go ahead and write about it now that I have the chance. In class … Continue reading

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The Second Half of’ The Crying of Lot 49′

In the second half of the book, Oedipa really takes this mail conspiracy to a new extreme. At first, she thinks she has a lead with a group of people bar hopping, but then discovers that they have nothing to … Continue reading

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Cathedral by Raymond Carver

As I read Raymond Carver’s Cathedral I wondered if I was projecting my own emotions onto each character. The narration is dry and unemotional, characters’ actions are described like a scientific procedure. At time I found myself smiling at the humorous and sarcastic nature … Continue reading

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Raymond Carver: Cathedral

I found “Cathedral” to be an interesting read, both because of what I saw as a beautiful character driven story and a unique writing style. The introduction described the writing style of Carver as hyperrealist, and his mixing of “the … Continue reading

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