April 25, 2016
amplified brooding, sonorous bells,
through narrow cobbled streets, bricked patios,
red-tiled Spanish rooftops, bells
beat my name, ‘Santiago! Santiago!’”
(Baca, 1994, p.177).
Baca, J. S. (1994). Bells. In Algarín, M. & Holman, B. (Eds.), Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café (p. 177). New York, NY: Henry Holt & company.
April 19, 2016
As in: “Metaphor, it turns out, is one of the basic ways human beings make sense of things, so metaphor and metonymy-which are often mixed together-turn out to be very powerful tools that advertisers use to provide information to us and to generate desired emotional responses in us ” (Berger, 2015, p.66).
Berger, A. A. (2015). Ads, fads, and consumer culture: Advertising’s impact on American character and society (5th ed.). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
April 11, 2016
“Now I do
relive an evening of retreat
a bridge I left behind
where all the solid heat
of lust and tender trembling
lay as cruel and as kind
as passion spins its infinite
tergiversations in between the bitter
and the sweet”
(Jordan, 1994, pp. 4-5)
Jordan, June. (1994). Haruko/love poems. New York: High Risk Books.
April 4, 2016
As in: “Yet hip-hop suggests that doggerel achieves a surprising flexibility, ranging from comic to serious, delicate to vulgar” (Caplan, 2012, p.22).
Caplan, D. (2012). Reduced to rhyme: On contemporary doggerel. In C. Pence (Ed.), The poetics of American song lyrics (pp.6-25). Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.
- For definitions of doggerel, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
March 29, 2016
As in: “In the recent US elections, we kept hearing of the Lilly Ledbetter law, and if we go beyond that nicely alliterative name, it was really about this: in the US, a man and a woman are doing the same job, with the same qualifications, and the man is paid more because he is a man” (Adiche, 2015, p.17).
Adichie, C. N. (2015). We should all be feminists. New York, NY: Anchor Books.
March 21, 2016
As in: “I look out and observe a rapt stillness in the room. I’ve got them” (Sotomayor 2013, p. 112).
Sotomayor, S. (2013). My Beloved World. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.