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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

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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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Color or Beauty?

First, let me apologize for not getting this post up sooner. I had a bit of a time attempting to unweave this poem for myself and find something that I could make sense of enough to gab about for a … Continue reading

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Common senses of the world versus mysteries of the unknown

In his older age, Wordsworth could almost be likened to a Dawkins-type figure. While Wordsworth seems to still think of Nature as spiritual, he does end up deferring to common sense, or rather, his own personal common sense of how … Continue reading

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