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Why you should read Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘Never Let Me Go’
Note: This post contains spoilers!
What’s the difference between form & structure?
Two of the most commonly mixed-up words in the study of English Literature are ‘form’ and ‘structure’.
What’s the difference between personification, anthropomorphism & pathetic fallacy?
The poetry of earth is never dead:
When all the birds are faint with the hot sun,
And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run
From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead;
That is the Grasshopper’s – he takes the lead
In summer luxury, – he has never done
With his delights; for when tired out with fun
He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed.
— On the Grasshopper and Cricket (1884), by John Keats
‘The wind howled in anger’, ‘the trees danced in the wind’, ‘the keyboard said, “are you done with typing already?!”
What do these three phrases share?
What does King Lear show us about blindness?
If you had to give up on one of your sensory faculties, what would it be? Sight, smell, taste, hearing, touch – take your pick. Go on.