In poetry we lose flow.
The Tang dynasty is the cultural height of Chinese poetry.
Poetry is a mark of the elite class.
Poetry is a way to reflect life.
Li Bo is an ethic outsider.
Li Bo is dissatisfied with the world.
Notes (Li Bo)
In Herman Melville's, "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street", I
thought that there was a very consistent theme of the narrator's need for
reassurance (about his thoughts and actions) from his peers: Turkey, Nipper,
and Ginger Nut.
We learn fair
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A Point of No Return in No Sand in the Wheel of Time
Zehra iraks No Sand in the Wheel of Time presents the idea of the speaker being a
shifter, using words that can only be understood by ref
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The Value of and Our Knowledge of The Past
Saidya Hartmans prologue from Lose Your Mother presents a journey into the past in
order to present a narrative about how the injustice of slavery c
In the Penal Colony
Metaphor: a figure of speech (word, phrase, image, etc.) that conveys meaning in a
connotative as opposed to denotative fashion. Metaphorical language steps in where
descriptive language fails. In a metaphor, we find a condens
The age of enlightenment was the birth of modern age thinking.
Descartes was a math expert and created scepticism.
He was a Jesuit.
The world is a place where we can experiment.
Leibniz used rationality and logic.
He was one of the first pers
Achilles is infantile.
Greeks are seen as less noble then Troy.
The Greeks chose to write this way because it shows how we long for our enemies after
they are defeated.
o Achilles quits fighting.
o Patroclus puts on Achilles armor and pret
Romantic literature developed during the middle ages.
Romantic novels moved the nobles away from violence.
The courtesy book: a book that explains the seemingly arbitrary world of mores, rules
and manners. In part these are instruction manu
Metaphor: a figure of speech that conveys meaning in a connotative as opposed to
denotative fashion. Metaphorical language steps in where descriptive language fails. In
the metaphor, we find a condensation or an excess of meaning. But in this is
Novel: a lengthy prose narrative that, through fiction, attempts to capture the complexity
of the modern world through the life of an individual. The Europeans novel emerges in
the 16th and 17th centuries, but there are antecedents
Form: the structure or fashion in which something is said, how something is stated.
Content: what is said or stated, either in a literal or figurative sense.
Poetry: literature in verse and with a rhythmic scheme or meter. Often seen as a l
The Bhagavad Gita
It is about how people should behave.
o It is a fight within the family because one side is called pity while the Arjunas are
o Sanjaya is the narrative voice.
o Metaphor stands in when we cannot understand.
Notes (Michel de Montaigne - Of Cannibals)
o It is introduced to describe people who eat other people.
o It is to describe the primal taboo being broken.
o It is to classify the people as non-human.
o It is the duty to Christianize them A.K.
The entire Mesopotamian world revolves around the number seven. Seven loaves of
bread, seven days of sleep, seven sages, seven judges of hell, the Anunnaki, seven days of weep,
seven days of suffering, seven days for hope to vanquish
Notes Dantes Inferno
The story takes place in 1300 on Easter.
Dante is in his 35th year, half way through life.
The 13th century was a time of cultural work.
The renaissance was the birth of knowledge.
Latin wasnt used to write Dante, Dante wrote
Metaphoric: a condensation of information into poetry.
Metonymy: suggest we go somewhere else.
o The reader is important in literature because literature is a form of entertainment.
o Baudelaire said that literature has r
Legends are born from the things they do and the people they help. Gilgamesh built his
legacy on what he did for the city of Uruk as the citys leader. Gilgamesh built walls, defending
the city from mythological monsters, and brought
Music comes in many forms so that it can represent anything from celebrations to
mourning a death due to the adaptability of music to change from one emotion to another. Music
portrays emotions better than any other form of emotional release b
o Literary Avant-garde: a movement or moments that consciously attempt to
question and push the boundaries of literary representation and form. Usually the
ideological nature of these movements is expressed in manifestos, essays, o