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Here’s the gist:

Warning: cussing ahead There’s a lot of things on my mind at this time of year as I end a 13 year long trek and approach a much scarier yet hopefully fulfilling one (i.e: joining the corps and pursuing a degree in genetics and biochemistry at A&M), but I’ll try to sum all of these […]

English is (s)lacking.

The word that I think the English language needs but lacks is one that describes the feeling of being stressed out in efforts to please someone. For anybody who has ever been in a relationship or anybody who is very anxious (like me) and always worries about pleasing people, you’ll know the feeling I’m talking about. […]

sorry.

Here’s the scene: You’re in a train station. A train arrives, but it’s not the one you’re waiting for. As you watch a few people come and go, you notice a strange scene in the last car of the train. Only two people are inside–a young man and an older woman. They appear to be […]

A Semester in Review

Check out some of my classmate’s blogs that I found interesting enough to comment on: https://theoddhope.wordpress.com/2016/04/02/outlining-the-side-by-side-ap-monster/comment-page-1/#comment-78 They show how they would attack an AP comparative poetry prompt. https://radiantandreceptive.wordpress.com/2016/03/20/women-in-hamlet/comment-page-1/#comment-50 They discuss the role of women in Hamlet. https://eatpraycatz.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/jackson-pollock/comment-page-1/#comment-53 They discuss Jackson Pollock’s work.

Nope nope nope nope nope nope nope.

-sigh- big question: What are their particular situations? This is pretty much summed up by first line of each poem. Devices: rhyme scheme, imagery, allusion, assonance Organization: One body paragraph about the rhyme scheme/structure, one about imagery Intro: talk about life Thesis: Both authors use their poems to express their growing insecurity about growing older, […]

Hamletttttt (again)

Suicide is an important motif in Hamlet. We encounter the contemplation of suicide, and even the act itself (maybe). What does this play say about suicide?   I picked this question, not because it seems most central to my schema of Hamlet (although that does play part), but because I never even considered the Queen’s […]

Pollock.

Honestly, I don’t know a lot about Jackson Pollock but based off of my first impression, this painting–in a rather cathartic way–represents Pollock’s deeply rooted internal chaos. I suppose that’s what every one of his paintings represents in a way, given that they are all more or less in the same drip style and given that he had a very […]