Yeats: The Second Coming

“The blood-dimmed tide loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.” Yeats, lines 5-8 As suggested by our class Prezi, Yeats has been considered in recent scholarship as a defining voice of the postcolonial years. The poem The Second Coming holds many pointed […]

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Stevenson: Jekyll and Hyde

“Will Hyde die upon the scaffold? or will he find courage to release himself at the last moment? God knows; I am careless; this is my true hour of death, and what is to follow concerns another than myself. Here then, as I lay down the pen and proceed to seal up my confession, I […]

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Morris: The Defence of Guenevere

She stood, and seemed to think, and wrung her hair,Spoke out at last with no more trace of shame,With passionate twisting of her body there             Around the time my first child was born I began reading a lot of female driven works, especially ones written by women. Marion Zimmer Bradley’s the Mists of Avalon was […]

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