Argument: In a council of the Gods, Minerva calls their attention to Ulysses, still a wanderer.
In medias res is the technique of starting a work in the middle. For example, The Odyssey begins when Ulysses is still wandering the earth after the Trojan War, skipping how he became a wanderer and jumping right into things.
In music, you might hear an in medias res beginning in multiple ways:
1) A loud, fast opening (you are right in the middle of the action!)
2) Conversely, a soft opening which increases Continue reading
One of my favorite poems is “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas. As a poem that focuses on death and hope (or perhaps more accurately, defiance), it fits well with the story in which I discovered it: the YA dystopian/romance Matched series by Ally Condie. There’s just something about it, particularly in the context of the story…
Here are the first few lines:
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Why do I like this poem, though? The Continue reading
E.T. by Katy Perry = Heathcliff and Catherine’s relationship
Both are filled with a lot of passion and otherworldliness. Heathcliff is also someone to be afraid of, like the song suggests.
Heathcliff’s desire to be haunted also has parallels with Perry’s language:
Heathcliff: “Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!”
Perry: “Infect me with your love and fill me with your poison”…
“Wanna be a victim, ready for abduction”
Before they packed concert halls and stadiums around the globe, many musicians held rather typical, boring — and sometimes very unusual jobs — early in their careers to make ends meet. …
Source: Day Jobs of Famous Musicians
“Nightingale” (Demi Lovato) reminds me of “Cinderella” (from the Brothers Grimm).
Not only does the Disney version of Cinderella have her singing specifically about a nightingale, but the feelings of exhaustion and a certain degree of hopelessness in the song also remind me strongly of how Cinderella might have felt while with her stepsisters and stepmother. I can just hear her singing this to her (at the time, imaginary) prince.
“Can you be my nightingale?
Sing to me, I know you’re there
You could be my sanity
Bring me peace, sing me to sleep
Say you’ll be my nightingale.”
Do you agree? Feel free to comment below!
The ultimate question…
If you’re a literature nerd, or have sat through any high school English course, then you probably have heard of the two biggest heartthrobs in British lit. They’re both a little moody,…
Source: Mr. Darcy or Mr. Rochester?
- Hermione Granger + Ron Weasley = Weasler
- Harry Potter + Ginny Weasley = Garry (pronounced like Jerry)
- Cosette + Marius = Mosette
- Victor Frankenstein + Elizabeth = Elizor
- Lucie + Charles Darnay = Chucie
Missed the first one? You can find it here.