An updated version of Shelley's "The Mask of Anarchy" reflecting the 2016 election and its Republican presidential candidate.
A book that furnishes no quotations is no book—it is a plaything. Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. How frequently the mere purchase of a book is mistaken for the appropriation of its contents.
There's a way in which everything you see in a poem should be obvious when you see it, should be a duh!-moment.
Literary Need III: Quotation, or Childe Roland to "CHILDE ROLAND TO THE DARK TOWER CAME" Came
In an earlier post I wrote a little about Browning's Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came.
Word! Or some speculations on entropy and stress
I began this as a reply to Timothy Morton's extremely helpful comment on entropy in letters and words (following Shannon, whom I've used elsewhere in discussing the editing of Shakespeare). In fact all the comments were wonderful, so let me say thanks. Thanks!