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April 1, 2007

An ignorant genius

O'Connor, "Good Country People" -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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April 3, 2007

We're all the same race...human.

When Goblehook first come here, you recollect how he shook their hands, like he don't know the difference, like he might have been as black as them, but when it came to finding out Sulk was taking turkeys, he gone on and told her. I known he was taking turkeys. I could have told her myself.
O'Connor, "The Displaced Person" -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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Thanks for the tip!

Often in these cases, the final unstressed syllable can be a subtle sign that the speaker is off balance or uncertain.
Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (198-225) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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The Sonnet: Like Willy Wonka's Everlasting Gobstoppers

Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (226-246) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)


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Oh, the humble little comma

…the humble comma can keep the sentence aloft all right, like this, UP, for hour if necessary, UP, like this, UP, sort-of bouncing, and then falling down, and then UP it goes again, assuming you have enough additional things to say, although in the end you may run out of ideas and then you have to roll along the ground with no commas at all until some sort of surface resistance takes over and you run out of steam anyway and then eventually with the help of three dots…you stop.
Truss, Eats, Shoots and Leaves -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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It really does.

Doesn't it feel good to know this, though? It does. It really does.
Truss, Eats, Shoots and Leaves -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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to know or to teach...

It's also one thing to have studied English; it's an entirely different matter to teach English.
Lemire (skim Ch 2-7) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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It's up to you.

You help you get the job--by networking; by acting professionally; by learning how to present (or market) yourself; by seeking out opportunities; and by remaining flexible with respect to your criteria for a job.
Lemire (skim Ch 2-7) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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April 4, 2007

Watch your words...they might come back to bite you.

All those children were what did her mother in--eight of them: two born dead, one died the first year, one crushed under a mowing machine. Her mother had got deader with every one of them. And all of it for what? Because she hadn't known any better. Pure ignorance. The purest of downright ignorance!
O'Connor, ''A Stroke of Good Fortune'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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If this were a song, I wouldn't have to make sense.

Country songswriters are notorious for stretching rhymes ("Well, I got to feelin' kinda ill, so I begged for you to take the wheel (pronounced 'will')"; rap artists often find extremly intricate and clever ways to work with words. But rhyme depends, for much of its power, upon rhythm -- that is, the repeated pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line. Rhythm creates a steady wave, upon which the reader's ear floats.
Jerz, ''Poetry is for the Ear'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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Yes, I'm still blogging.

Portfolio 2 -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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April 23, 2007

Tough Love

I know, I love him too.
Card, Ender's Game Finish -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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