32 Matching Annotations
  1. Sep 2018
    1. .

      Here and at 1, "Hwæt.", the edition uses periods instead of commas. Many editions and translations use exclamation points at one or both places, which changes the tone. Eric Weiskott notes that the exclamation point was hundreds of years in the future when the manuscript was written: “Making Beowulf Scream: Exclamation and the Punctuation of Old English Poetry,” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 111.1 (2012), 25–41. DOI: 10.5406/jenglgermphil.111.1.0025

  2. Jul 2018
    1. “Gran! Gran!” Her little grandson stood on her lap in his button boots. He’d just come in from playing in the street. “Look what a state you’ve made your gran’s skirt into—you wicked boy!” But he put his arms round her neck and rubbed his cheek against hers. “Gran, gi’ us a penny!” he coaxed. “Be off with you; Gran ain’t got no pennies.” “Yes, you ‘ave.” “No, I ain’t.” “Yes, you ‘ave. Gi’ us one!” Already she was feeling for the old, squashed, black leather purse. “Well, what’ll you give your gran?” He gave a shy little laugh and pressed closer. She felt his eyelid quivering against her cheek. “I ain’t got nothing,” he murmured...

      Interludes of Ma Parker's memory and current events are linked by ellipses to form a montage of a story.

  3. Mar 2018
    1. was-- strength

      more frequent hyphen use

    2. vessel--the

      This paragraph has a lot of hyphen use.

    3. --my hair stood on end:--

      Shelley uses hyphens/dashes frequently in this text

    4. I no longer loved--Oh! no, I adored--worshipped--idolized her!

      The use of punctuation like this is seen several times throughout the story. Makes it funny!

  4. Jan 2018
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  7. Nov 2013
    1. I have to say he is right, not many people examine the currency and the negative effects of constant debasement by the Bank of Canada.

      "I have to say he is right; not many people examine the currency and the negative effects of constant debasement by the Bank of Canada.