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Poetry Challenge 13: Rhetorical Devices

I’ve been having fun surveying the list of rhetorical devices on Wikipedia. A lot of them I recognized from my favorite reading, or have used without knowing what it was. I think that you probably would have the same experience! The more literary “tricks” we include in our work of literary art – provided we…

Madeleine L’Engle and the Poetry of Us

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
by Alana Roberts Madeleine L’Engle as a poet doesn’t muddle herself into blah, kneel to politics, or contemplate evil. Yet she will never be considered by such as Harold Bloom to be a first-rate or canonical poet. For one thing, her poetry is flawed. It has virtues, but flaws as…

The Death of a Comrade

Harvest Home By Walter de la Mare First published in 1923, then republished in 1957 A bird flies up from the hayfield; Sweet is the newmown grass; But all those flowers laid low at noonday! And only my sighed Alas! Man garners his own with scythe and gun- Seed of the weed or blood; But…

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Youngstown, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Trump’s Youngstown Speech – Summary

The text of this post is borrowed, with permission, from another blog. What do you think about this emphasis on trying to filter out terrorist-tending bigotry and hatred from society? Do you worry you will get caught up in that net just for having traditional Christian views on homosexuality and other sinful actions which American…

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Let the Poet’s Hand not Be Swift

Let the poet’s hand not be swift to take up the pen, nor his tongue be impatient to speak; trust neither hand nor tongue to the guidance of Fortuna. To ensure greater success for the work, let the discriminating mind, as a prelude to action, defer the operation of hand and tongue, and ponder long…