Category Archives: English Language, Literature, & My Writing

A favourite fragment from Michael Ondaatje

Shared with me several years ago by one of my greatest influences, Ms. Helen Brown, this remains one of my favourite small pieces of writing.  It somehow resonates with reality, and makes me feel nostalgic, despite the fact that I … Continue reading

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Conradian thoughts mid-hike

   “Trees, trees, millions of trees, massive, immense, running up high … It made you feel very small, very lost, and yet it was not altogether depressing, that feeling.” – Heart of Darkness

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On the significance of sense of self and society in Much Ado

The text of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is, in its essence, an amusing, profound commentary on the subject of critical judgement’s role in trust, justice, and love.  The play’s plot is derived from the fact that, as suggested by … Continue reading

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Heart of Darkness – a preview

I am presently stretched out inside my cottage with the beginning of a rather interminable stomach ache; my back and the couch seem welded together without a joint.  If that sentence saw your thoughts cruising towards Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and … Continue reading

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On liquids within Macbeth

The text of Shakespeare’s infamous Macbeth, filled to the brim with symbolic imagery, is rife with the mention of liquids. One notices them most everywhere – staining the clothes of worthy warriors, tainting the hands of the guilty, running through … Continue reading

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Two sides of the same dragon

This was an assignment for my eleventh-grade English class; we were to effectively choose between two objects (either a rock or a dragon), select a certain verb, and write on the topic of the fragment generated by merging the noun, a conjugation … Continue reading

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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

I always enjoy delving further into things to extract their meaning.  To dispel ambiguities that could prompt thoughts of dissection, I am speaking of conducting literary analyses! Two Wednesdays ago, I was presented with Stopping by Woods on a Snowy … Continue reading

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