Hi Julie, Firstly, I really love your style of writing in this blog post! I absolutely fell in love with it, as your use of enjambment created an absolutely beautiful flow of words in your poem. The short and succinct language allowed for each word to have a very important role to play in the … More Prose Paragraphs (Peer Review #6)
Critical: Discuss the significance of the last line of “The Orange Tree” John Shaw Neilson’s poem explores the idealistic nature of watching and experiencing the world, over questioning it. The orange tree in his poem of the same name is a communicative force that moves the entire poem into its central theme of living … More Freedom as Sweet as Citrus.
CREATIVE Write a paragraph of prose in the style of Henry Lawson. The dry air fills my lungs in a weird sort of comforting way, like a congested hug from a friend that you can’t detach from. Slightly uncomfortable, very constricting, but welcome. The wheels that tread the reddened ground raise the individual pieces of … More Engraved in my Mind
Hi Rosita, I really enjoyed your blog post this week, I feel like you were very succinct and showed an excellent understanding of Meridith’s works. Your ability to pinpoint specific quotes and techniques gave your work a strong argument which I really enjoyed reading. However, I would have loved to see a bit more comparison … More The voices of Authors (Peer Review #5)
Hi Emily! I really enjoyed how you showed a really straightforward understanding of Du Bois’ statement. The issue of the colour line is one where we are indeed placed on different levels of society without any consideration of any hard-earned merit we may have. You’ve also identified it as a range, which I think adds … More The Colour-Line (Peer Review #5)
Critical: Do you share Robert Frost’s belief that “A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom…it runs a course of lucky events, and ends in a clarification of life.” “The Figure a Poem Makes” (250-251)? If possible try to explain in your own words what you understand by this statement. Can you give an example of a poem … More Fire and Ice.
Creative: Charles Harpur’s love sonnets to Rosa are a model for all love sonnets. Using the style and structure of a Harpur sonnet, write a love sonnet to your own beloved! Can you create images as fiery as his! To the one that makes me laugh, until my laugh sounds acceptably okay the … More Eighteen.