These days, we know reading and writing go together like peas and carrots, but that was not always […]
At the end of his life, Robert Pen Warren was a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet who had […]
We’ve all heard our friends and family write off artistic criticism as, “Well, all art’s subjective,” and that’s all well and good, but it seems to downplay the important aspects of criticism.
We’ve been looking at different types of critical examination recently and New Historicism should be added to the […]
New Criticism is a form of “close reading” which allows the critic to examine the text without all the other, um, well, baggage, including its history, the author’s or the reader’s opinion.
Even when I’m feeling like I am on a good row of writing, the thought of writing something that nearly eclipses the Bible or trying to shake things up with my political ideas is ridiculous; but, that’s why I took up blogging because short, non-confrontational pieces work for me, and, apparently, both long and short confrontational and epic pieces worked for Defoe.
Thackeray was born in Calcutta in 1811, but after the death of his father, who succumbed to fever in 1815, he moved back to England for education.
I did some research on poems about age and getting older, and found out that most of them are pretty bitter or sad, but I did find a few poems that were a bit more…well, optimistic.
When you start digging into literature, you start finding a lot of Greek words, because the Greeks had a huge impact on language for multiple reasons (they were certainly cultured and used one of the first alphabets).
I, for the life of me, have always struggled with the difference between a homonym, homophone, and a […]