Dawn (alphasunrise) wrote,
Dawn
alphasunrise

The Waste Land

So today's reading for Brit Lit was Elliot's The Waste Land. I feel so very not-well-read. But on the third time through it started making more sense. I understand that he thought that poetry should be difficult. But I don't quite agree. If you write something so referential and deliberately difficult, you limit your audience. It's like saying, "I have something important to say!" and then whispering into your cupped hands.

Or maybe it's more like, "I have something to say, and if you can figure it out then you're special."

But then, I'm not much of a poetry person.
Subscribe

  • Almost!

    On the home stretch here - just a few more weeks (and 9 short reading responses, one 8 page paper, and approximately 45 pages of fiction) and my last…

  • Take-home midterm exam....

    I am reaping all of the fruits of my procrastination tonight.

  • Chalk on the sidewalks--the campus messaging system

    It's starting to get a little difficult to avoid walking on Jesus when I go to class on campus. Now, I'm all for people expressing themselves and…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment