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“Petals on a Wet, Black Bough”

In a Station of the Metro “The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough.” -Ezra Pound Though short and concise, Ezra Pound’s In a Station of the Metro is the perfect representation of Pound … Continue reading

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The Power of Water

The great power of water is so enormous and beyond ourselves, that everything on this planet is at its mercy. The Bible glorifies water’s power in stories such as Genesis, when God instructs Noah to build an arc to save … Continue reading

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“To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.”

The novel Night by Elie Wiesel is a heart-wrenching novel depicting the true and horrific story of Jews being imprisoned and persecuted in concentration camps throughout Europe. In fact, one of Elie Wiesel’s major reasons for writing the novel is … Continue reading

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Bathers at Etretat and The Awakening

This painting, Bathers at Etretat, by Henry Bacon is very similar to the novel The Awakening. In The Awakening, Edna makes a personal transformation from being stuck in the idealistic role of being a wife, to being a free and … Continue reading

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