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
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
This quarter, I decided to try out an Intro to Creative Writing Class and honestly, it was an incredible decision. I've always loved creative writing and I used to draft stories all the time. In high school, I wrote a rough draft of a manuscript for a dystopian novel that was over 300 pages long. … Continue reading Some Thoughts About Poetry
It's fall, y'all! The first day of autumn was two days ago and Colorado has decided to go from sunny, high 80s weather and hot to cold and rainy overnight. I couldn't be happier about it. I am so ready for sweater weather.
So, it's been a while since I've posted anything, whoops. Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things and get back on schedule. Fall 2017! It's here! Classes have begun, my residents are all settled in, and I'm currently working my 4AM desk shift. I got roughly 3.5 hours of sleep last night … Continue reading Starting Off My Quarter
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
I'm honestly the worst when it comes to assigned readings, but I have a couple of tricks to make it not so terrible. Read on to find some of these techniques!