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At a conference in town earlier this year, I presented several panel discussions centering around the difficulty of defining and quantifying art. Our discussions in these panels got me thinking about literature, and how one of my main points could apply equally easily to much of the literature that students read in high school. The point in question is this: one of the defining characteristics... read more

which of the following is the CORRECT way to divide the line into feet?a) You HAVE/a NO/ble AND/ a TRUE /conCEIT b) YOU have/ A no/BLE and / A true / CONceit c) YOU / have A / noBLE/ and A / trueCON...

The Prince of Arragon had to take an oath before he was allowed to choose a casket in the lottery for portias hand in marriage .Which of the following was Not part of this oath? a) to never tell anyone...

Which of the following lines that shylock speaks in Act 2;Scene 5 is the BEST example of personification? a)But stop my house's ears, I mean my casements;/Let not the sound of shallow foppery/ my...


I'm a huge fan of the novel structure known as epistolary, where the story is told through primary sources such as diaries, newspaper articles, or letters back and forth between characters. Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of my favorite examples of epistolary, as the mystery is heightened by Stoker's clever choices of whose diary to show at which point in the story. Epistolary form allows the author... read more


β€œIt is as inhuman to be totally good as it is to be totally evil.” ~(Author's Introduction to A Clockwork Orange, P. xiii) The protagonist of A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess, is a depraved young teen named Alex who has a love for 'ultra-violence.' For the first third of the book, Alex gleefully commits felony after felony, robbing, raping, and beating up random innocents... read more

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