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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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Who’s the crier?

The final chapters of the Crying of Lot 49 introduce even more layers to the W.A.S.T.E. mystery.  It seems that, unlike a traditional mystery novel which introduces more clues that gradually help to reveal the people and institutions behind the … Continue reading

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An Information Note!

Hi All: Two things you should know. I’m writing this here because I can’t access moodle or my college e-mail. Since I haven’t been able to access moodle all weekend, I’ve been unable to post the paper examples–I will try … Continue reading

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Lowell “Mr. Edwards and the Spider”

I have to say, after reading Lowell, I can truly say that I’m not a fan. But I was intrigued by “Mr. Edwards and the Spider” because of the references to Jonathan Edwards, since we read him earlier in the … Continue reading

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Sylvia Plath and poems about children

Although I think we can all agree Sylvia Plath’s poetry is, as a whole, both dark and heavily introspective, out of the collection her of works we have read, I found the disparity in her poems about her children (“Morning … Continue reading

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Flannery O’Connor–“Good Country People”

It seems that in “Good Country People” as well as “The Swimmer” that the audience is presented with depictions of life which are incredibly ambiguous as to what exactly we are supposed to take away. Joy–or Hulga–entertains the idea that … Continue reading

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