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  1. Jan 2016
    1. S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse A persona che mai tornasse al mondo, Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse. Ma percioche giammai di questo fondo Non torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo il vero, Senza tema d’infamia ti rispondo

      I am sure there is a reason it is in Italian, but in Eliot's biography it doesn't say anything about him being able to speak Italian, so that means he is going out of his way to write it in Italian. Here is a rough (google) translation: If I believed that my reply was A person who never returned to the world, This flame (staria) no longer shock. But because of this never end I do not return alive any, (s'i'odo) true, Without fear of infamy I answer .

    1. never - in Extremity,

      So... ''Hope'' = everlasting, sweetest/strongest, selfless? Each three stanzas seems to define hope as these three qualities.

    2. -

      In both poems Dickinson repeatedly uses this dash. I'm not not sure what her purpose is, but perhaps she is adding it at the end of each line to emphasize the end of the line, but not the thought (for example, a period would end the thought, where as a dash would make clear distinctions between each line, but keep her train of thought going). Also the dashes are very eye-catching, so it keeps the look of the poem very concise and clear (even if the words aren't doing the same).

    1. The

      Wilbur uses ‘the’ as a pronoun, which implies a sense of depersonalization. The use of ‘the’ distances the speaker from the actions of the eye, soul, or window, etc. However, Wilbur could also use ‘the’ as a pronoun to create a narrative tone; it makes the speaker in the poem sound like a narrator to a story, rather than a speaker in a poem.

    1. grew

      The AA, BB, CC, etc. rhyme scheme, almost made this conversation between body and soul sound a little bit like a song.

    2. double heart

      Is the soul maybe suggesting a two-sided person, with the words double-heart? Because vanity could also help insinuate that idea. Also, there seems to be content between the soul and body, so perhaps the soul is using the words double heart to represent the split between the body and soul.

  2. Dec 2015
    1. access of perfection

      The quiet in the house, and the quiet in the readers mind, lets the reader have absolute access to every word on the page. It lets the reader have absolute focus to a point where the reader can envision themselves as the scholar it wants to be so ‘‘much most.‘‘

  3. Nov 2015
    1. their

      who is their?

    2. jewel

      class notes

      These temporary things, ARE important. Because they are not immortal, so we have to hold on to them.

    3. mortality

      class notes

      Our knowledge of mortality gives meaning to our lives.

    4. mortality

      open with mortality end with, open with cost, end with the stakes.