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Obstacles

I’ve done all the courses,

But I’m still gathering sources.

But there’s still one obstacle I just can’t seem to move.

And honestly, sometimes I just want to hit snooze.

Obstacle Course

 

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I Wonder

I wonder what it would be like if I had everything I ever wanted.

I wonder what it would be like if everything I daydreamed about were true; if I had a first-name-basis friendship with the people who changed my life.

I wonder what it would be like to spend time with them outside of class, and show affection towards them without things being weird.

I wonder how it would feel to be supported in my dreams and goals; I wonder what a healthy relationship is.

I wonder what my future looks like, even though it scares the hell out of me.

I wonder all these things, but some I may never know.

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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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