Tag Archives: Literature

John’s Last Day on Earth

John had a horrible day, just like any other day.  Every step he took was a dreadful reminder that he was still very much alive.  Today is his last day on earth.  Luckily, he did not care what type of … Continue reading

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Hopkins’ “The Windhover”

My class has been studying the following poem, by Gerard Manley Hopkins, and I decided to write about it.  The Windhover To Christ our Lord I CAUGHT this morning morning’s minion, king- dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his … Continue reading

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Why Study Literature?

I haven’t posted in the last couple weeks because the fall semester has been starting, and I’ve been occupied with all of the necessary work that becomes required of me. And I’ve let Logan step in and keep you occupied … Continue reading

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A Friday Night with Modern Literature

Here at Idlelog we like to keep things classy. In honor of this tradition, I’d like to spend some time tonight, on a Friday night—when the Philistines of the world are out pursuing various immoralities and dancing scandalously to the … Continue reading

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Kierkegaard and the Absurd

For the last couple weeks I have had a mild break between the end of the spring semester and the beginning of the summer semester. I’ve put that time to pretty good use I feel: because I have amassed a … Continue reading

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Marriage and Murder

My students are going to discuss a short play by Susan Glaspell, called “Trifles” when we get back from spring break. (For the record, I’m blaming spring break for the drought of posts). It’s one-act play that uses a single, … Continue reading

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Is Spider-Man Real?

I’ve seen this image or variations of it a few times, and I felt it was high time somebody addressed this inexcusable blasphemy once and for all. I’m sick and tired of these high-minded “rationalists” and their disdain for anything … Continue reading

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