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  1. Jan 2016
    1. The host's girlfriend is barely seen.

      It's interesting how the poet structures her poem in these one two and three line stanzas. One thing that's interesting is if you link all of the one line stanzas together you get a better understanding of what the poet is trying to say about the host's girlfriend

    1. Note the Rhyme Scheme in each of these stanzas. This poem differs than most poems we have read because it has an AABBCCDD... Rhyme scheme that we don't see too often.

  2. Dec 2015
    1. The rhyme scheme the poet uses in this poem is one we haven't seen in a poem all year. We see a very consistent "ABABAB" rhyme scheme throughout all three stanzas.

    1. I noticed that the rhyme scheme in the first stanza was different than the rhyme scheme in the second and third stanza even though the first seven lines remained constant throughout the poem. 1st: ABABCDEDCCE 2nd: ABABCDECDDE 3rd: ABABCDECDDE

    1. nervous energy

      Everyone else seems to have a sense of "nervous energy" when they try drawing in a particular way but with Brian we see throughout the poem that he lacks this "energy" and draws whatever he so desires.

    1. Both sing sometímes the sweetest, sweetest spells,     Yet both droop deadly sómetimes in their cells Or wring their barriers in bursts of fear or rage.

      Note the Alliteration in these first two lines with the consonant s and the consonance in the last line with wring, barriers, fear, rage. That Alliteration in the third to last line of the stanza highlights the important of one of the only positive moments of the poem.

  3. Nov 2015
    1. seeking the spheres to connect them

      Note Walt Whitman's word choice in how it is "seeking the spheres to connect them", them being its webs, and its webs being his home. What is the importance of "spheres" as he uses it in this poem?

    1. It sucked me first, and now sucks thee, And in this flea our two bloods mingled be;   

      It's interesting how Donne describes how two peoples' blood "intermingle" in a flea. He makes something so insignificant important by mentioning that that is the only way they would interact when he says: "And this, alas, is more than we would do." He presents an imagery that people wouldn't usually associate as a beautiful thing.

    1. Featured like him, like him with friends possessed, Desiring this man’s art and that man’s scope,

      I think this whole poem reflects a lot of insecurities Shakespeare might have as he tries to get the "fair youth" to love him. Shakespeare expresses his insecurities in these lines and also in line 4 when he "looks upon himself and curses his fate." He seems to want to be better because he feels he is not good enough.