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Lovecraft in Modern Imagination

 “These are my Poe pieces and my Dunsany pieces but, alas—where are my Lovecraft pieces?” — H.P. Lovecraft This quote is a strange thing for modern readers to read, to whom the mere name Lovecraft describes  a more distinct sub-genre … Continue reading

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Solitude

Just the other night was a Harvest Moon. I was trying to get home after a long day of classes and meetings, and people kept stopping randomly in the middle of the sidewalk. I nearly crashed into a few of … Continue reading

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Tiptree’s Strange Bedfellows

“You know as well as I do we all go around in disguise,” Alice B. Sheldon once wrote. “The halo stuffed in the pocket, the cloven hoof awkward in the shoe, the X-ray eye blinking behind thick lenses, the two … Continue reading

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Illusions of Keats’ Femme Fatale

In “La Belle Dame sans Merci,” Keats places focus on the concept of illusions, like he did in “Lamia.” The dying knight, who meets the beautiful lady, ultimately falls victim to the illusion of her love and beauty. Interestingly, the … Continue reading

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When Words Do Not Suffice

As we discussed in class, the content of Lamia seems to be encapsulated in a moment from Rime of the Ancient Mariner:  Beyond the shadow of the ship,/ I watch’d the water-snakes:/ … O happy living things! no tongue/ Their beauty might declare:/ … Continue reading

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If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

During my first reading of this poem, I was primarily focused on the concept of “unweaving the rainbow” and how the figure of Lamia fits in to this notion. What I expected for the direction of this poem dealing with … Continue reading

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The Mark

Originally posted on shinybootsofleather22's Blog:
In Lamia, Keats does not seem to meditate so much on his own choice between one perception of the world and another (scientific vs. poetic), but rather seems to focus on the writer as a…

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