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. […]


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: They show how they would attack an AP comparative poetry prompt. They discuss the role of women in Hamlet. 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 […]


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 […]