Have no idea what’s wrong with T.S. Eliot but you’re sure its something? Cringe whenever you hear the name Ezra Pound? Just think generally that poetry isn’t for you? Well you’re in the right place. First maybe don’t start with the high modernists (Eliot, Pound, and such). Their poetry is wonderful, but it can be frustrating on … More Think Poetry’s Not for You?
You tell a story because a statement would be inadequate. When anybody asks what a story is about, the only proper thing is to tell them to read the story. The meaning of fiction is not abstract meaning but experienced reading, and the purpose of making statements about the meaning of a story is only … More The Meaning of Fiction
If anything deserves an octave, it’s Halloween. I can’t count how many years I’ve put together an amazing spooky movie list for October or Halloween night only to maybe get through only one. We really need to just extend it all the way through November. So in that spirit, let’s continue with a look at … More The Uncanny
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week’s post is about the last ten books that came into my possession. I should admit right off the bat that most of these were gotten at the library. You know your thesis is done when you finally return the library books a … More Top Ten Tuesday: Last Ten Books That Came into My Possession
Patterns are important. We need to see how scenes are structured in a novel. We need to notice the rhyme scheme and know the poetic form. It seems natural to think that the “brain establishes patterns quickly and then starts to construct meaning” as Doyle and Zakrajsek propose here. But these patterns get really interesting when they … More Meaning-Making and Pattern Breaking