“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, January 19, 2012

How to Read Any Poem, Anywhere, Part 4: Syntax (MP3)

With some great examples of different kinds of lineation by the students.

1 comment:

nfinitum said...


First, brilliant lectures.

I draw on your key rhetorical terms from your Speculations II essay to teach first year writing students in rural Upstate NY how to think about and practice writing academic essays in radically new ways. And they dig it!

More importantly, you’re delightfully touching on a withdrawn ingredient in pho (in the strict OOO sense of the term).

My wife is Lao. I was introduced to pho—Lao pho—ten years ago. At that time, my Anglo palette was horrifyingly bland (I’m Swiss German and English).

Like you, I could not get enough of it after my first massive bowl.


My late mother-in-law included the stem of a Marijuana plant in the broth!