How English Poet John Donne used powerful and striking analogies to protest against the world of ridicule that he found himself within. (links to referenced poems/writings at the end of this post) The various poems of John Donne are peculiar and strange compared to many of the works of his contemporaries. While writers like ChristopherContinue reading “Obedience or Rebellion?”
Category Archives: Books and Literature Galore!
Ever since I was a child, I have been absolutely fascinated with the written word. Though often excitable and adventurous then, I loved nothing more than sitting in the library searching shelf after shelf for a good book to delve into. From adventure to fantasy to history to mythology, I was interested in all of it. This page is dedicated to that love as I read and explore individual books as well as common topics and ideas discussed through various genres.
Pushing the Bounds of Understanding With Hope
Looking at Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope is the thing with feathers” and just what it says about the emotional human experience within the physical world. Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope is the thing with feathers” is a composition that focuses on the emotion of hope. What is it? How does it work? The entire poem isContinue reading “Pushing the Bounds of Understanding With Hope”
What Constitutes True Love?
(links to free online copies of the stories referenced in this essay are at the end of the post) An interesting parallel between various Medieval texts is that, despite the fact that Christianity is the reigning religion in Europe at this time, the influence of the Greek and Roman myths are strong, even before theContinue reading “What Constitutes True Love?”
Thomas Moore: The Irish Bard
Introduction I was born in Northern Ireland in a little town called Craigavon in County Armagh in 1997. I came from a strong Irish Catholic family until my mother found the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and moved us to America. Growing up, I was always aware of my Irish heritage and proudContinue reading “Thomas Moore: The Irish Bard”