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Beautiful Zoo: Final Project

WELCOME TO A BEAUTIFUL ZOO! Home to the cryptic and fascinating animals, objects, and any other breathing or non-breathing things residing in Marianne Moore’s poems. This website features three poems by Marianne Moore (e.g. The Plumet Basilisk, Elephants, and The … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Like Puns: Response to Haryette Mullen’s Recylcopedia

When I think of puns I immediately think of a socially inept individual who knows no other way to break the ice during an event with strangers other than to suddenly exclaim, “You know what the worst part about these … Continue reading

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Revised Final Projecto

For my final project I have decided to do a modern day imitation poem of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. I’ve wanted to do this since the beginning, but I was worried it wouldn’t constitute the equivalent of a ten-page … Continue reading

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Workshop Song: An Imitation of Jean Toomer

I chose to imitate “Harvest Song” by Jean Toomer because I love the sounds and language he uses. The poem indicates a dryness that cannot be quenched (specifically, the “hunger” that is consistently repeated throughout), and the lack of satisfaction … Continue reading

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All the Small Things: A Close Read of Marianne Moore’s “Poetry”

You are struck by an ever present feeling of quirkiness when you begin to read Marianne Moore’s poems, but soon you’re assaulted by a sense of gravity, wisdom, heartbreak, a little tongue-in-cheek, the boring—wait, was that a quote from a … Continue reading

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Constructing the Aura of T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” was published in the 1915 issue of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. According to the author’s headnotes in the Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, the editor of Poetry, Harriet Monroe, had … Continue reading

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What Will Your Verse Be?

This clip from the movie Dead Poet’s Society ends with Professor Keating quoting Walt Whitman, “That life exists, an identity. That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.” He then asks the students, “What will your … Continue reading

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