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September 2018

Whitman Commentary

The World Below the Brine The world below the brine, Forests at the bottom of the sea, the branches and leaves, Sea-lettuce, vast lichens, strange flowers and seeds, the thick tangle, openings, and pink turf, Different colors, pale gray and…

Commentary on Emerson (ROUGH)

The Past (first thoughts) The debt is paid, The verdict said, The Furies laid, The plague is stayed, All fortunes made; Turn the key and bolt the door, Sweet is death forevermore. Nor haughty hope, nor swart chagrin, Nor murdering…

Commentary on Longfellow (ROUGH)

The Old Clock on the Stairs Commentary (first thoughts) By: Fletcher Rice Wadsworth created The Old Clock on the Stairs with a very specific clock in mind. Within this poem lies an intimacy to this inanimate object that could only…