Spoken Word: The Negro Speaks of Rivers

The Negro Speaks of Rivers Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967)   I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep. I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it. I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down…Continue Reading “Spoken Word: The Negro Speaks of Rivers”

Hating Ted Hughes

by Taylor Purcell I am currently reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath for an English class and learned that the novel was loosely based on Plath’s own life. The major difference between the main character of The Bell Jar, Esther Greenwood, and Sylvia Plath is that while Esther attempts to commit suicide, she doesn’t actually kill herself and supposedly regains her mental health. Plath, on the other hand, does commit suicide, dying only a month after The Bell Jar was published. I’ve also read…Continue Reading “Hating Ted Hughes”

Charles Dodgson and Lewis Carroll: A Double Life

by Bryce Melton Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was a mathematics lecturer at the University of Oxford from 1855 to his death in 1898.  He taught and wrote on the subjects of geometry and mathematical logic, and although he was popular with students and colleagues, but didn’t make any noteworthy contributions to the field. Lewis Carroll is the renowned author of classics in the nonsense genre, including the famous Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. His work has resonated through…Continue Reading “Charles Dodgson and Lewis Carroll: A Double Life”

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