Language and Literature Notes and Quotes, April 2014

An experimental film version of Finnegans Wake.

“At Oxford, I was taught that every particle of a poem can amplify its meaning, and when poets get it right individual words can add volumes of sense. Trying to fill in some of their blanks is a useful lesson in this fine art.”

Diagraming famous first sentences from classic literature.

New way to learn Chinese characters.

“Want to Become a Better Writer? Copy the Work of Others!”

“56 Delightful Victorian Slang Terms You Should Be Using”

Poetry quiz.

Chart shows who dies and how in Shakespeare’s tragedies.

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