Close Reading: How to Read a Poem

How to be better at close-reading poetry in a few simple steps ‘Close reading’ is not as straightforward as it may appear. Many readers of poetry, for instance, may have encountered ‘close readings’ of poems which are anything but. They’re not so much ‘close’ as ‘at arm’s length’. What if you want to get really close to […]

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October 18 in Literature: Moby-Dick is Published in London

ATTN Y12’s : Good stuff in this for you about how Eliot uses time!!

The most significant events in the history of books on the 18th of October 1785: Thomas Love Peacock is born. He was the author of several satirical novels such as Headlong Hall (1815) and Nightmare Abbey (1818), and was also the father-in-law of the fascinating Victorian writer, George Meredith. Peacock also provides us with the first recorded use […]

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Five Fascinating Facts about ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’

A short introduction to the landmark poem ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ by T. S. Eliot 1. One poetry bookseller rejected the poem on the grounds that it was ‘absolutely insane’. Harold Monro, influential publisher and owner of the Poetry Bookshop in London, was offered the chance to publish ‘The Love Song of […]

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