T h i n k A g a i n

Post-winter Woods Summer gardens of ancient era Or modern mystery, continuing to change Writhing and wicked, wreathing and withered A wild thing And yet, think again— —A beauty still, a marvelous kind But, yet, what new finds And a smell of pine   http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/think-again/

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Text as a Social Force: Cultural Criticism

Introduction Text has been a part of human creation for hundreds of years. People have used art and literature to express themselves and the human condition. But the text is also a social force. Cultural criticism has changed the way readers view literature and art. Art is not merely used for entertainment or artistic expression. … Continue reading Text as a Social Force: Cultural Criticism

Tunes on Tuesday: “Children’s Work” by Dessa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSxSCv7Cegc Yes. This is a rap song. But don't jump to conclusions. "Children's Work" by Dessa is remarkable in the complexity of language and interesting potential meanings. We live in a society with complicated family relationships, which she suggests brilliantly. Her relationship with her brother (does he have special needs or mental challenges?) is described … Continue reading Tunes on Tuesday: “Children’s Work” by Dessa