Literature · Poetry

The Rights of Women by Anna Barbauld (Poetry Analysis)

Now, upon first glance Barbauld's poem might seem like she's empowering women and cheering them on. Well, she's not. Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743-1825) didn't support women's rights activism and this poem is a response to Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Most can probably sense the sarcastic tone by the end of the… Continue reading The Rights of Women by Anna Barbauld (Poetry Analysis)

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Literature · Short Stories

The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry (Short Story Analysis)

  It's a long thought about dilemma – what if a kidnapped child was so bratty and obnoxious that his/her abductors returned them. Well, O. Henry's short story brings this scenario into play. In the story, the kidnappers are two desperate men named Sam and Bill. Sam is the narrator of the story. They are… Continue reading The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry (Short Story Analysis)

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo | Book Thoughts

Flora loves comic books. She gets to experience somewhat of a real life comic book story when she befriends a squirrel with superpowers. There are also deeper philosophical undertones in the book as well. Reading Experience: The writing is simplistic yet effective. The chapters are short and so the book is a fast read. There… Continue reading Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo | Book Thoughts

Literature · Novels and Novellas

The School for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani | Book Review

Agatha and Sophie's story isn't over after all and they return to the School for Good and Evil. Only now the school is separated by males and females while Good and Evil have joined forces. First Thoughts: I loved the first Good and Evil book and yeah, I just now read the second book in… Continue reading The School for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani | Book Review

Literature · Poetry

‘Some Keep the Sabbath Going in Church…’ (236) by Emily Dickinson (Poetry Analysis)

In order to be close to God, people will say you have to go to church along with follow all sorts of traditions. But Dickinson's poem is suggesting that one doesn't have to find God through the church, instead they can find him on their own means. And she's right. It's true that many people… Continue reading ‘Some Keep the Sabbath Going in Church…’ (236) by Emily Dickinson (Poetry Analysis)

Literature · Short Stories

Rappaccini’s Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Short Story Analysis)

Giovanni is drawn to the garden beneath his window. It's beautiful to an unnatural extent and is a product of Dr. Rappaccini, a great scientist who has a tendency to take his experiments too far. Even on his own daughter. In this story, Hawthorne builds up the garden a lot. It's a product of a… Continue reading Rappaccini’s Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Short Story Analysis)