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In this novel in verse, a brief but indulgent affair, Pushkin’s neither slave to roundel nor nonet. Now manly, then feminine; a foppish gent fair Onegin lives to the beat of his namesake sonnet. Though, it’s true, the form of rhyming verse foments idle descriptions, yes, and bright and shiny ornaments the poet of this […]Read more "Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin: A Review in Verse"
The road can’t cross the chicken; So, Mohammad must go to Uhud. Uhud won’t go to Mohammad; So, the chicken must cross the road.Read more "Wherefore?"
Privilege Theory Originated in the Most Economically Privileged Country in the World The earliest cognates of the concept of privilege, which track unearned advantages that may or may not be discriminatory, can be traced back to E. B. Du Bois. Though the commonly known form of the concept is perhaps most aptly credited to Peggy […]Read more "Demography & Privilege"
Excerpted minutes from an exchange on the importance of animal welfare as compared with minority rights. Evan: “If you want to know where you would have stood on gay rights 40 years ago, or civil rights 70 years ago, ask yourself where you stand on animal rights today.” -facebook comment. This is literally true […]Read more "Minority Rights are Less Important than Animal Welfare?"
Marriage strengthens said Ovid toughens men, chisels away their flaws, makes them new. Marital beds make martial the sedentary. Forgive my weakness, Myrto Rock-blows to your head make this bachelor bold. Ahmed Waqas, Ahmet Vaka, Ahmet Bakas, and Ahmet Vakash, for your parents’ forgiveness I’ll pay my life Even 25 times over!, yes, but first […]Read more "An Evening in Paros"
There’s nothing really to composing a proper quatrain breathe four lines, yes, nearly any damn thing will do. Neither rhyme and meter, nor sonorities ringing true, Only Dervish-like whirling can bring a verse-monger gain.Read more "Sheer Seerhood Suffices"