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Author Archives: Meaghan K.
Rankine’s Lyric Voice and Form
Considering Rankine’s obsession over understanding loss and ultimately death, I feel that the lyric is the perfect approach to trying to reify those abstract and complex ideas. Her background as a poet allows her this liminal space between narrative and … Continue reading
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A Fictional Father
It seems that the only way Alison Bechdel can understand her father, along with her father’s relationship to her mother, his love interests and children is by use of allusions to other fictional characters. Throughout her tragicomic, Bechdel relies heavily … Continue reading
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Out of my forehead sprang a second self claiming the name Ceibhfhionn. She lead me to a bottomless well in the thick of some ancient forest. She dare not speak. Her familiar eyes studied the surface, conjuring up a language … Continue reading
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Required Reading Ain’t So Bad
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” Like most children, I enjoyed reading, but when it came to English classes in school I always resisted the assigned reading material and opted for a … Continue reading
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handmade cookbook: preserving memory rather than recipes.
My handmade cookbook is nearly finished. All it needs is a little binding and the front cover sewed and attached to the rest of the pages and the 20% project will be 100% complete. I have collected about twenty-three recipes, … Continue reading
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Franklin’s Religion, somewhere between Jesus and Socrates.
Ben Franklin seems to form his own religious scripts around this idea of self-improvement through self-examination, which would appear to resemble the Puritan method of self-examination by confessing your sins; however, as Franklin recognizes his faults he also recognizes the … Continue reading
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Ann Hutchinson’s Agency
While reading the trial scripts of Ann Hutchinson, I was amazed at how obviously gendered Puritan ideologies and cultural scripts were and how the authority seems to manipulate them in order to punish a woman for being a so called … Continue reading
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“Signs” of an Elect or an Escapist?
It was in the winter of 2006 when the Lord presented me with a journey that would prove that I was indeed on the correct path of educational enlightenment. At the time, I was studying psychology at Towson University and … Continue reading
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The Voices of Sherman Alexie
What I found to be particularly compelling about Sherman Alexie’s personal essay “The Unauthorized Autobiography of Me” is his use of multiple voices within the text, allowing him to use tone to reflect on his various identities throughout his life, … Continue reading
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My Dwelling Places
My Dwelling Places My child home resided in Maryland in the rural area of Western Baltimore, where I lived with my mother and father and my younger brother and sister in a house built near a Christmas Tree farm. It … Continue reading
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