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What is Poetry?

What do Shakespeare’s sonnets have in common with Emily Dickinson’s lyrical poems? Geoffrey Chaucer’s acrostic poetry with the haiku of Basho? John Keats’ odes with the limericks of Edward Lear? All of it falls...

Aquarium by David Vann 0

Aquarium by David Vann

Leo Tolstoy famously wrote, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” In David Vann’s novel Aquarium, Sheri and Caitlin, mother and daughter, are living lives of quiet...

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Dramatic Irony – Definition

There are three primary types of irony, of which dramatic irony is one. Situational Irony Situational irony is the most common application of the word “irony.” It is when you expect one thing and...

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison 0

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

Lula Ann Bridewell (known simply as “Bride” in her professional circles) is a successful black woman working in the high fashion and cosmetics industry in California. She recently had a steamy sexual fling with...

Shark by Will Self 0

Shark by Will Self

Shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize, Will Self’s Umbrella is a misunderstood and surprisingly overlooked gem and a precursor of sorts to his exceptional new novel Shark. The experimental Umbrella flows simultaneously across...