Structural Commentary — Ode to the West Wind, Percy Bysshe Shelley

What's this? Another ode? You may be wondering what my fascination with this form is. I acknowledge that by having two of the same form of poetry in a row could give this blog a one-note feel to it, but I can explain! You see, we analyzed John Keats's "Ode to a Nightingale" in class, … Continue reading Structural Commentary — Ode to the West Wind, Percy Bysshe Shelley

Structural Commentary – Ode to a Nightingale, John Keats

In class, we discussed and analyzed "Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats (1819). Unfortunately, time only allowed us to barely skim the surface of the poem, so I thought I'd try my hand at analyzing it myself. Bear with me, since I'm still trying to get the hang of this whole poetry blogging thing! … Continue reading Structural Commentary – Ode to a Nightingale, John Keats

5 Book Recommendations for National Book Lover’s Day

I'll break up my usual every-other-Sunday routine for a special occasion. In this case, it's because it is a national holiday, National Book Lover's Day! As a bibliophile myself, I thought there were be something inherently wrong if my blog didn't feature a book for this incredibly important holiday. I'm very happy to say I've … Continue reading 5 Book Recommendations for National Book Lover’s Day