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Academic Writing Victorian Literature 2015

Jane Eyre: Volume 2, Chapter 10-Volume 3, Chapter 4

Tomorrow may be a snow day (I’m really glad I don’t have to sit through my 3 hour biology lab), but for some reason I feel like keeping up with homework.  Weird right?  What’s gotten into me?  Consequently, you get to read more of my thoughts on Jane Eyre.  Enjoy.

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They Skipped World News

You might not know this, but I’m a HUGE NERD. I LOVE watching ABC News, especially World News Tonight with David MuirI watch it every night I can – that is, when I don’t have too much homework.  It’s something I look forward to.

Tonight, however, they skipped World News in favor of an extended edition of the local news, cutting straight to Wheel of Fortune.  This is NOT okay.  I’m actually really angry right now.  I mean, I know Virginia currently has a lot of snow and the governor declared a state of emergency, but it seemed like the entire newscast was devoted to just that – snow.  BORING.

If someone takes away something that I look forward to and enjoy, I’m not going to be a happy camper, especially since journalism is a potential – not to mention most likely – career path for me.  And, I’ll be honest, David Muir is easy on the eyes.  The fact that he’s also fluent in Spanish is one of the reasons I want to do something – I haven’t decided major or minor yet – with Spanish as well as my English major.  He is not the only reason.  I actually like – no, love – the language.  Plus, my professor is awesome.

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A Blogger Evolution

I don’t think I’m the “angry blogger” or the “frustrated blogger”. I blog because I love to read and write, and I appreciate every view. Yes, I would be nice to make money from this, and maybe that will happen eventually, but that’s not what it’s about for me. The fact that people read what I write never fails to blow my mind.

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I’M RELEVANT!!!

Obviously, I’ve been blogging a lot lately. And it’s paying off. Today, my articles about Jane Erye I’ve been doing to supplement my Victorian Literature class got picked up by The Squeee for their online newspaper,The Daily Eyre. As the name implies, it seems to be devoted to Jane Eyre. Personally, I don’t know why anyone would want to do that, I mean it’s a good book and all … But hey, I’m not complaining. I’m just happy people are seeing my writing.

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The Lives of Victorian Writers Told in Limericks

This is hilarious. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect, because I’m taking Victorian Literature this semester.

Interesting Literature

The literary lives of twelve famous Victorians, told in the poetic form they knew so well

Nobody knows for sure why limericks are named limericks. They’re obviously named in honour of Limerick, the city in Ireland, but beyond that nothing is known for certain about why a five-line comic poem should be so named. But the limerick is probably the most recognisable poetic Book of Nonsense Coverform: ask people to name the usual number of lines in a sonnet or villanelle, and you’ll doubtless find some who are in the know, but many will be unable to say for sure. Conversely, it is almost universally known that a limerick is five lines long, with the first, second, and fifth lines usually rhyming (and, to complement this, the third and fourth lines).

As limericks were such a favourite literary pastime of the Victorians – as attested by the popularity of Edward Lear’s limericks in…

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The Batchleor (and Batchlorette, for that matter)

The one show that has been a constant fixture on ABC for as long as I can remember is The Bachelor (alternating seasons with The Bachelorette). I don’t watch it religiously because I honestly think it’s stupid. However, when I do find myself watching it, it’s mostly for the drama. Like last night, when Chris – the current Bachelor – shared his thoughts on what happened so far, it was interesting to see his point of view. They also interviewed Andy (Andie)? – last season’s Bachelorette – about her breakup with Josh. It was so pathetic I couldn’t stand to watch the entire thing. Why was she so distraught? It wasn’t real. It’s never been real. Granted, there are some couples who met on the show and actually stayed together, but their numbers are few. Most of what happens is probably for the cameras. Seriously, how can anyone find true love in a room with 25 members of their opposite sex? It doesn’t make sense. And when you start spending time with one, the others get their feelings hurt. It’s not the normal way to find someone, so why do it? I just don’t know.