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One of My Favorite Poems

Although I rant a lot about old-fashioned poetry, particularly that which rhymes for no good reason, one of my favorite poems is blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter) by one of the most dead-white-male old-fashioned poets in English literature, Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 to 1892). 631 more words

Poetry

“. . . When that which drew from out the boundless deep . . .” (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

My first lessons in literature came from playing the card game, “Authors” as a child. I grew up knowing the names Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Mark Twain, and more. 1,109 more words

Poetry

J Mac's Quote Of The Day

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power. – Alfred Lord Tennyson. 6 more words

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Ulysses, Alfred Lord Tennyson

Tennyson is one of the most celebrated poets of the Victorian Age (1837-1901). He was the Poet Laureate after William Wordsworth, and a close friend of Queen Victoria’s. 631 more words

The Hybrid Temporality of Steampunk

In literature, steampunk falls under the genre of speculative fiction. Steampunk can refer to modern narratives set in Victorian England or the American Old West. It can also be set in a futuristic world that incorporates aesthetic touchstones of the late Eighteenth Century and early Nineteenth century periods in either country. 488 more words

Writing

Reversing the Rules

Preston Harold shows us how empathy aligns with religious thought. He says:

The effect of empathy and its meaning to life may be likened to Tao: Tao is obscured when you fix your eye on little segments of existence only…” but when Tao is grasped universally, “Without law or compulsion men dwell in harmony.” In individual terms, empathy is realizing on one’s own being the Golden Rule.

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Anne and The Lady of Shalott

The basic structure of Anne of Green Gables is important in understanding Anne’s development.  First there is Anne the orphan, followed by Anne’s integration into the Cuthbert household and Avonlea life.  763 more words

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