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February 26, 2007

That's a Relief

There are jobs that do not require you to dress in tweed, drink chamomile tea, read Proust, and own a cat.

Lemire (skim Ch 2-7) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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This Sounds Familiar...

The production week starts out steady and relatively slow, then things get incrementally crazier toward deadline, and the night before the issue is sent to the printer--in production argot, "put to bed"--people work into the wee hours of the morning.

Lemire (skim Ch 2-7) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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February 25, 2007

Who Knew?

The repitition of the short i sound in "still unravished" emphasizes the meaning of those words and suggests the speaker's first impression of wonder at the ancient urn's pristine state, while the long i that predominates suggests the serenity and self-possession that it exudes.

Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (198-225) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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The Unexpected Things in Life

"drill a bicuspid" and "still maladjusted" (from a song in Little Shop of Horrors)

Jerz, ''Poetry is for the Ear'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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Smile and Nod

The cow is of the bovine ilk; One end is moo, the other, milk.
Jerz, ''Poems: Short but Effective'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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February 21, 2007

Shortest Poem Known to Man

THE WORLD is so full of a number of things, Iím sure we should all be as happy as kings.

Poetry Selections -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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February 20, 2007

Portfolio 1

Portfolio 1 -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

This is my first blog entry portfolio. Through doing this assignment, I've begun to realize how much I've changed since the beginning of the semester (at least in terms of the blogging, that is). When I looked back at my earlier entries, I realized that I tried much too hard to create interesting titles. Now I'll be the first to admit that some of my titles are boring, but as I stopped focusing so much on trying to make them interesting, they started to get better. Though I'm sure I've probably changed in other areas as well, this was the area that was the most noticeable.

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February 19, 2007

The Mind is Amazing

Make lists. Sketch out the characters, plot, emotional tone, and so forth -- without slowing down to organize your ideas into sentences and paragraphs.
Kennedy, ''Short Stories: 10 Tips'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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February 18, 2007

Interesting

Figures of thought, or tropes (from the Greek word meaning "a turn") are words or phrases used in ways that effect an obvious change (or "turn") in their standard meaning.
Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (32-67) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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Big Mistake

The old-timer on Sulphur Creek was right, he thought in the moment of controlled despair that ensued: after fifty below, a man should travel with a partner.
London, ''To Build a Fire'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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Is There Some Connection?

"Mr. Paradise's head appeared from time to time on the surface of the water. Finally, far downstream, the old man rose like some ancient water monster and stood empty-handed, staring with his dull eyes as far down the river line as he could see."
O'Connor, ''The River'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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February 14, 2007

Effective Repetition

Intentional--as opposed to careless or inadvertent--repetition of sounds, words, phrasing, or concepts is used in literary works to create unity and emphasis.
Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (98-111; 150-166) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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February 12, 2007

Subtle? Yeah...Right.

Everyman: O Death thou comest when I had thee least in mind;
Anonymous, ''Everyman'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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I Remember That...

...Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" is an allegory in which a young Puritan ignores the warning of his wife, who is named Faith, and ventures into a dark forest, where the first person he meets is a mysterious "traveler" who carries a staff "which bore the likeness of a great black snake."
Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (68-97) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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February 10, 2007

Greater Detail

Narration refers to the act of telling a story, whether in prose or in verse, and the means by which that telling is accomplished.
Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (112-149) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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Disillusioned Civilization

'Cannot you see, cannot all you lecturers see, that it is we that are dying, and that down here the only thing that really lives is the Machine?'
Forster, ''The Machine Stops'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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February 4, 2007

Yin and Yang

One major distinction is between the novel of incident, in which the main focus is on the course and outcome of events in the PLOT, and the novel of character, in which the primary interest is in the PROTAGONIST'S thoughts, feelings, and motives and in the ways that the characters develop.
Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (1-31) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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