Literature · Poetry

“The fight aloud is very brave…” (138) by Emily Dickinson | Poetry Analysis

This poem is about inner struggle. It’s compared to the struggle of a soldier fighting for one’s country – this is admirable but a person overcoming conflict within themselves can be just as great. “To charge within the bosom” this line indicates an internal battle – one that the individual must fight by themselves. There… Continue reading “The fight aloud is very brave…” (138) by Emily Dickinson | Poetry Analysis

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Films

Rob Zombie’s 31 | Movie Review

31 follows a group of carnies who are forced to play a deadly game. They must survive for 12 hours as they’re pursued by the various clown-like “heads” that are trying to kill them in a hellish makeshift maze. The desire I had to see this film was overwhelming. I like most of Rob Zombie’s… Continue reading Rob Zombie’s 31 | Movie Review

Literature · Poetry

Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti | Poetry Analysis

Goblin Market is probably one of the most interesting and strange poems I have read. I mean it terms of lyricism and prose it doesn’t wow me. But the little story the poem tells and how drips with erotic undertones does. Come on it’s hard not to think of sexual innuendos when reading this poem.… Continue reading Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti | Poetry Analysis

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad | Book Review

Hating Heart of Darkness is almost cliché at this point. Sure it’s a classic and all, but many people hate the book. Reasons range from it not being a fun read to the racism found within the text. Well I guess I’m a cliché when it comes to this. Heart of Darkness was not fun… Continue reading Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

The Child Thief by Brom | Book Review

The Child Thief is a re-telling of Peter Pan. It follows a much darker version of the tale, not surprisingly. Taking place on a magical island, the book features Peter and the group of children he has a stolen – most of them from abused, broken homes. The island isn’t as magical as it used… Continue reading The Child Thief by Brom | Book Review