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January 29, 2009

The Oxford Man

"He looked at me sideways--and I knew why Jordan Baker had believed he was lying. He hurried the phrase 'educated at Oxford,' or swallowed it, or choked on it, as though it had bothered him before. And with this doubt, his whole statement fell to pieces, and I wondered if there wasn't something a little sinister about him, after all."

~page 65 of The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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January 30, 2009

Paths in Life

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could"

~lines 1-4 of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken"

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Too Much of a Good Thing

"And I could tell
What form my dreaming was about to take.
. . . . For I have had too much
Of apple picking: I am overtired
Of the great harvest I myself desired."

~lines 16-17, 27-29 from "After Apple Picking" by Robert Frost

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Different Views

"A moment occurs in this exchange between professor and student when each of us adopts a look. My look says, 'What, you don't get it?' Theirs says, 'We don't get it. And we think you're making it up.' We're having a communication problem. Basically, we've all read the same story, but we haven't used the same analytical apparatus."

~ page xiii of the Introduction in Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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