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“Don’t Sound Like a Sonnet:” An Experiment in Form

Anyone who took an English class in high school or college has probably learned about iambic pentameter – you know, the fancy term for duh DUH duh DUH duh DUH duh DUH duh DUH –¬†at least once. Even if the … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror; Or, The Post in Which This Blog Lives Up To Its Name

What does a mirror do? What benefit can we earn by looking at something from a different perspective? What did the German say to the Englishman when they walked into the bar together? Ok, ok, I can’t answer all three … Continue reading

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Wandering Among “Towery Cities” and “Branchy Towers”

The title of this post takes its cue from Gerard Manley Hopkins’ “Duns Scotus’s Oxford,” a lovely little poem I read earlier today. The post will talk about the poem and what (I think) it means. But there’s more to … Continue reading

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