Emerson and Perception of Nature

Emerson and Perception of Nature

“Thus to him, to this school-boy under the bending dome of day, is suggested that he and it proceed from one Root; one is leaf and one is flower; relation, sympathy, stirring in every vein. And what is that root? Is not that the soul 

The Dark Fields of the Republic, “To The Days” by Adrienne Rich

The Dark Fields of the Republic, “To The Days” by Adrienne Rich

In Adrienne Rich’s selected poems book, Dark Fields of the Republic, there is a heavy political element to her storytelling. She’s known for her work in feminism and a heavy focus in lesbian literature and activism in the second half of the twentieth century, as 

Gay and Lesbian Criticism

Gay and Lesbian Criticism

The practice of Gay and Lesbian literary criticism, or Queer theory as it is often referred to now, dates back to the turn of the nineteenth century, though works focusing on this field of criticism most likely stretch back much further than that. They were 

What is English?

What is English?

English is a multifaceted field of study. It is not a static field that can be confined to one category, it is structured more like a great oak tree; with its roots in traditional literature and branching off into many different forms of study. What 

On Reading and Writing in School

On Reading and Writing in School

Essays have always made sense to me. I am able to convey my thoughts and processes in a concise manner, where any other method feels unorganized and lacking in direct communication between my thoughts and the material at hand. I feel that they serve a