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January 31, 2007

So That's Where That's From

My first guess is that you probably have not read most of the plays from which these quotations are taken; my second guess is that you know the phrases anyway.
Foster (6-9, 11, 14) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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Know Who We Are

"A good man is hard to find," Red Sammy said. "Everything is getting terrible. I remember the day you could go off and leave your screen door unlatched. Not no more."
O'Connor, ''A Good Man is Hard to Find'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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January 29, 2007

So Many Meanings

Here's the problem with symbols: people expect them to mean something. Not just any something, but one something in particular. Exactly. Maximum. You know what? It doesn't work like that.
Foster (Ch 12 and Interlude [p. 183]) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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All in Good Time

Do I dare

Disturb the universe?

In a minute there is time

For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.


Eliot, ''The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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January 26, 2007

Right or Wrong?

(...Mrs. Hale snatches the box and puts it in the pocket of her big coat. Enter County Attorney and Sheriff.)

COUNTY ATTORNEY (facetiously). Well, Henry, at least we found out that she was not going to quilt it. She was going to--what is it you call it, ladies!

MRS. HALE (her hand against her pocket). We call it--knot it, Mr. Henderson.


Glaspell, ''Trifles'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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Wild Character

It's not too much to say, I think, that geography can be character.
Foster (19,20) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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January 24, 2007

Of Ocean and Golf

The waves of this ocean, so to speak, were the heads of many curious caddies...and there were usually several stray, diffident waves who might have rolled inside had they so desired.
Fitzgerald, ''Bernice Bobs Her Hair'' (online) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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It's Like Mr. Fantastic

Seems like a bit of a stretch.
Foster (1-3, 5) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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Be Careful What You Blog For

But every so often, something unexpected happens and a broader discussion ensues.
Schackner, ''Freedom of speech redefined by blogs'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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Finally! Someone Actually Acknowledged That Teaching Isn't the Only Option

This book willl...refute misconceptions held by English majors, such as: the fatalistic belief that all you will be able to do in the world is teach English.
Lemire, I'm an English Major: Now What? (Intro & Ch 1) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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