So now I’ve paid homage to Seamus Heaney, I can get into some of the huge poety-people. Just read some of his sonnets… and it’s kind of cool if you can learn off quotes, and are able to remember them… something that’s always evaded me.
Just found this huge old book of poetry, so be expecting some really obscure poets from here in… just had to mention Shakespeare.
We’re doing Romeo And Juliet in school for our Junior Cert Drama piece… Yes! At last, a play we have to learn off by heart and write hundreds of essays about that I like!!! Except the sound of droning voices who aren’t the slightest bit interested reading it will probably put me off. Oh Well.
If you had a choice, what book would you choose/have chosen to study in school, if you had to nearly know it off really well?
I think, for “knowing-offable-ness” I would probably pick Twilight, because I could quote from it easily, there are loads of half-buried themes in it, like redemption (like Edward’s for being a “monster”, to Charlie for being an absent father), and I could also find fault with it: the style in which the first chapter is written; the over use of dashes; the irritation of the reader at the unbelievability of some of Bella’s choices; the huge and excruciatingly nauseating franchise; to name a few.
Anyway, please tell us what book you’d review!