Introducing my YouTube Channel!
I have been dedicated to keeping this blog since my teen years and my or my am I happy that I did that. However, I’m developing beyond what purely blogging permits me, and I’m less scared of producing content that shows a more personal side to me now that I’ve grown a bit more into…
Pretty Words, Ugly People: Human Rights throughout Western History
You know, humanities classes are very different from science classes. There’s no extended periods of time when the professor just talks and talks, there’s little structure to my notes, and whatever comes out of the class is usually based entirely from what we as students discuss. This is roughly what I got from my seminar.
Links to All things Othello/Keats
Lines to Die for: Othello Mock Exam: Othello Mock Exam Essay: To Leigh Hunt Poetry Slam Friday: The Odes of John Keats, Ode to Melancholy rewashed: An Essay on Moral Choice in Othello Poetry Slam Friday: The Odes of John Keats, Ode to Psyche Characteristics of John Keats’ Poetry Poetry Slam Fridays: The Sonnets’ Bonnet…
Mock Exam Essay: To Leigh Hunt
Paper 5: Keats Word Count: 630 words, or 3 sides of a 16paged Cambridge GCE(A/AS) Examinations Booklet Final Grade: 80% Teacher’s Comments: Good conclusion and interpretation. Why no critics’ response? My Comments: looking again at this essay, I am surprised I did as well as I did. There are a lot of spelling mistakes, hanging…
Lines to Die for: Othello
Well, in this cause, everything out of Shakespeare’s mouth can be considered poetry and wisdom of the highest order, but what is there to say about him from other people’s point of view? In A Level Literature, you are supposed to quote from critics of the ages to bolster your points, and even respond to…
On A Man for All Seasons Popularity; Why I think it’s a modern classic
Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons continues to take the world by storm after almost a thousand performances since 1960. For a historical play, a play about William Shakespeare’s era at that, this is amazing. It follows our two titular men for all seasons, Thomas More and The Common Man as Thomas More is…
Poetry Slam Fridays: Sonnet 31
Hello all! Miss me? This week we begin our sequence of Sonnets from everyone in Songs of Ourselves. This week, we’re visiting the obsessive, the loving, the smothering Sir Philip Sidney! Yes, I’m talking about the author of Astrophel and Stella. Fortunately, we are not reviewing the ahem, creepy songs and sonnets of Astrophel. No, we’re swirling in…
Poetry Slam Fridays: The Sonnets’ Bonnet
Hey guys! Sorry I missed last week’s bonanza. School’s just started up and I was getting back on my feet. Any who, I’ve decided that next week I’ll start up on the many numbered sonnets we have to learn. Then I asked, what the hell is a sonnet? And with so many kinds of…
Poetry Slam Fridays: What thing is love?
Ah, who could ever truly describe what love is? Our good friend (who’s hosting this par-tay today) George Peele thought he could. Alas, in his drunken dribble he only achieved the truth that love is tangible, love is a thing. Other than this, he never seemed to answer his own question: What thing is love?…
Holy Ghost Fire!: The Role of Religion in the common African’s life
If you’re not Christian in Ghana, your Muslim. If you’re not Muslim, you’re a Traditionalist. If you’re not Traditionalist…well, there’s not much of an alternative? Religion in Ghana, as in Nigeria, is central to living, only slightly less important than air (that God gives to you.) Does it mean we follow all the rules stated…